Notacanthidae


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Notacanthidae

[‚nōd·ə′kan·thə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of benthic, deep-sea teleosts in the order Notacanthiformes, including the spiny eel.
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Pollachius virens 10 (Linnaeus, 1758) Polar cod, Boreogadus saida 5 (Lepechin, 1774) Family: Merlucciidae 5 Silver hake, Merluccius bilinearis (Mitchill, 1814) Family: Phycidae 5 Red hake, Urophycis chuss 5 (Walbaum, 1792) Order: Notacanthiformes Family: Notacanthidae Spiny eel, Notacanthus 5 chemnitzii Bloch.
Hanke and Roias (2012), Hanke and others (2014, 2015) and Weil and others (2015) updated British Columbia range records for spiny eels (Notacanthidae), eels (Nemichthyidae, Synaphobranchiidae, Nettastomatidae, Serrivomeridae, Colocongridae), saccopharyngoid eels (Cyematidae), cusk-eels and brotulas (Ophidiidae, Bythitidae) and deep-sea anglerfishes (Oneirodidae, Melanocetidae, Ceratiidae).
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