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    • ギンメダイ目
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    • Polymixiiformes
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    • Beardfishes

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75px polymixia nobilis
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Recent observations

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What

Beardfishes Order Polymixiiformes

Observer

sindi_leka

Date

July 10, 2012 02:25 PM SAST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Atlantic Beardfish Polymixia nobilis

Observer

sa77152

Date

May 11, 2016 07:55 AM PDT
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Description from Wikipedia

The beardfishes consist of a single extant genus (Polymixia) in a small family (Polymixiidae) of deep-sea marine ray-finned fish named for their pair of long hyoid barbels. At present they are classified in their own order Polymixiiformes, but as Nelson says, "few groups have been shifted back and forth as frequently as this one". For instance, they have previously been classified as belonging to the Beryciformes. They are of little economic importance.

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