Icosteidae

Icosteidae

[‚ī‚kä′stē·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The ragfishes, a family of perciform fishes in the suborder Stromateoidei found in high seas.
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Schultz (1936), however, employed the common name ragfish to both juveniles and adults at the species level, but he used "ragfishes" for the family Icosteidae (juveniles) and "pelagic fish" for the family Acrotidae (adults).
1923:646) listed four kinds of "ragfishes" under the family Icosteidae (Acrotus, Icicthys, Icosteus, and Schedophilius medusophagaus).
Thus Regan (1923: 612) wrote: "The exact systematic position of the Icosteidae is uncertain, but the great development of cartilage and the weakness of the bones is evidently secondary, and there is nothing in their organization to prevent the assumption that the Icosteidae represent a specialized and somewhat degenerate development of the Perciform type.
gunnel 1 Icosteidae Icosteus aenigmaticus Ragfish 2 Ammodytidae Ammodytes hexapterus Pacific sandlance 2 Paralichthyidae Citharichthys spp.