family Malacanthidae


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Noun1.family Malacanthidae - short-headed marine fishesfamily Malacanthidae - short-headed marine fishes; often brightly colored
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
genus Lopholatilus, Lopholatilus - large brightly colored food fish of deep Atlantic waters
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The Indo-Pacfic genus Hoplolatilus belongs to the circumtropical family Malacanthidae and contains elongate, cigar-shaped fishes that occur over silt, sand, or rubble bottoms at depths to at least 85 m.