Family Stylephoridae - Tube-eyes or thread-tails
No. in FishBase
Genera : 1 | Species : 1 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  First Fossil Record
Marine; abyssal. Distribution: most oceans. Ribbonlike. Snout tubular. Dorsal fin originating from nape reaching to caudal peduncle. Dorsal fin rays 110-122. Short anal fin, with 16 or 17 rays. Pectoral fin with 10 or 11 rays. Pelvic fin reduced to a single ray. Caudal fin bipartite: upper lobe with 5 rays and lower lobe with 2 extremely long rays. Large and telescopic eyes, directed forward or upward. Small and protrusible mouth. Teeth small. Swim bladder absent. Swims in a head-up, vertical position. Maximum length 31 cm. Feeds by sucking in plankton through snout. Perhaps monotypic.
Greek, stylos = column, stylus, pin + Greek, pherein = to carry ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
  Typical activity level
  Main Ref.
  Deep Fin Classification
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Paracanthopterygii | | Zeiogadaria | Gadariae | | Stylephoriformes | | | Stylephoridae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Stylephoridae as currently in FishBase

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