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CAAB: 37130000

Family EVERMANNELLIDAE

Sabertooth Fishes, Sabretooth Fishes


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John R. Paxton, Jennifer E. Gates & Douglass F. Hoese

Introduction

The Evermannellidae were reviewed most recently by Johnson (1982), who recognised seven species in three genera worldwide. Three species in two genera are known from Australian waters. Swinney (1994) treated some species from the Atlantic.

Sabertooth fishes are mesopelagic in tropical and temperate waters to depths of 1000 m where they feed primarily on fishes and squids. They have dorsally oriented and semi-tubular or tubular eyes (except in Odontostomops normalops), a dorsal adipose fin and long and fang-like teeth. Maximum length is 18.5 cm.

 

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
12-Feb-2010 (import)