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Ophidiiformes

Ophidiiforms
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Ophidiiformes
Families
Carapidae[?] (pearlfishes)
Ophidiidae[?] (cusk eels)
Bythitidae[?] (brotulas)
Aphyonidae[?] (aphyonids)
Parabrotulidae[?] (false brotulas)

Ophidiiformes is an order of ray-finned fish that includes the cusk eels[?], pearlfishes[?], brotulas[?], and others.

This order includes a variety of species, includes the deepest known, Abyssobrotula galatheae[?], found at 8,370 m in the Puerto Rico Trench[?].

The families Ranicipitidae[?] (tadpole cod) and Euclichthyidae[?] (eucla cod) have been classified in this order, but are now preferred in Gadiformes.

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