from The Century Dictionary.

  • A family of acanthopterygian fishes, typified by the genus Polymixia, having an oblong compressed body, blunt head with a pair of barbels on the chin, long dorsal fin with three or four spines, and ventrals with a spine and six or seven rays. It contains three species, inhabiting rather deep water of both the Atlantic and the Pacific.


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