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Noun1.Percophidae - percoid flatheads
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
flathead - pallid bottom-dwelling flat-headed fish with large eyes and a duck-like snout
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Dactylopsaron dimorphicum (Parin and Belyanina, 1990) is a dwarf percophid (29 mm maximum body length) previously recorded only at the Cupole (26[degrees]S; 86[degrees]W) and Baral (25[degrees]S; 96[degrees]W) seamounts located to the west of the Salas y Gomez Ridge and at the junction of this and the Nazca Ridge, respectively, at depths of 240-345 m (Parin, 1990; Parin et al., 1997).
dimorphicum are likely to be confused with those of four other co-occurring percophid species (see Table 1), and those of the creediid Crystallodytes pauciradiatus that occur in the same region (Castro and Landaeta, 2002) and have similar bodies with little or no pigment.
Randall and Cea-Egana, 1984; Mujica, 1993), adults of this dwarf percophid had not been reported there, a fact that could be attributed to factors such as collection methods, depth of surveys, and the very small size of these larvae.