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Spinous and soft dorsal fins separate; soft dorsal fairly long based; anal fin small,
with 2 spines (most percoids have 3 or more); lateral line continues out to
posterior end of caudal fin (unusual for most percoids); air bladder often with
Dorsal and anal fins set far back on body; dorsal fin with 4 enlarged spines at
front; 5 species, with black saddle markings or spots on dorsal surface; marine
and fresh- waters of Indo-Pacific. Family Ephippidae (spadefishes and batfishes).
dorsal and anal fins; pelvic fins rather large; eyes near top of head and close
together; unusual is the large mouth, the jaw extending obliquely past the eyes;
several species; carnivorous; deep waters of Indo-Pacific oceans. Superfamily ...
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