Family Parabrotulidae - False brotulas
No. in FishBase
Genera : 2 | Species : 3 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  First Fossil Record
Distribution: Scattered parts of Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Scales absent; body eel-like; mouth small, lower jae protruding in front of upper; dorsal and anal fins confluent with caudal fin; dorsal fin with 37-50 rays, caudal fin with 4-6 rays, anal fin with 34-43 rays; dorsal fin origin well behind pectoral fin; two nostrils on each side of head; no sensory pores on head; pelvic fins absent; pectoral fin small, with 6-8 rays; ovaries bilobed; vertebrae 54-73. Maximum length about 6 cm.
Greek, para = similar, by the side of + Latin, brotula = bud, shoot ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
  Typical activity level
  Main Ref
  Deep Fin Classification

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

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Parabrotula tanseimaru Miya & Nielsen, 1991
Leucobrotula adipata Koefoed, 1952
! Leucobrotula adipatus Koefoed, 1952
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