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Barracudinas are about 50 species of marine fishes of the family Paralepididae, found almost worldwide in deep waters.

They are elongated, slender fish with large eyes, and a pointed snout containing fang-like teeth. This gives them some superficial resemblance to barracudas (family Sphyraenidae), although the two groups are not closely related, and the barracudinas lack a swim bladder. The largest species grow up to 100 cm (3.3 ft) in length.

References


Barracudina

External links



  • "Paralepididae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 16 March 2006. 
  • Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). "Paralepididae" in FishBase. April 2012 version.


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