Melamphaidae

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Melamphaidae

[‚mel·əm′fā·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of bathypelagic fishes in the order Beryciformes.
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For instance, the ears of a number of Pacific ridgehead species-collected from waters as deep as 3,300 feet (1,000 meters) off Central America-have long, rigid, calcium-carbonate stalks projecting from hard "stones" within the ear known as otoliths.
The ridgehead ears' also had very long hair bundles-features also seen in the ears of shallow-water species known to have great hearing, such as the pinecone soldierfish and clown knife fish.
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