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Noun1.Brotulidae - chiefly deep-sea fishes related to the Ophidiidae
fish family - any of various families of fish
order Perciformes, order Percomorphi, Perciformes, Percomorphi - one of the largest natural groups of fishes of both marine and fresh water: true perches; basses; tuna
brotula - deep-sea fishes
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In a review of the Central Eastern Pacific (of Eastern Tropical Pacific) Ophidiidae (Lea 1995), the genus Brotula was considered to belong in the family Brotulidae and as a result, the two Eastern Pacific species were not included in this summary.
Descriptions of seven new genera and thirty-one new species of fishes of the families Brotulidae and Carapidae from the Philippine Islands and the Dutch East Indies.