Polymixia is the only extant genus of the order Polymixiiformes and the only genus in Polymixiidae. It contains 10 species, all of which live in deepwater marine environments.[1] They are found in tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, Indian and western Pacific Oceans. They are bottom-dwelling fish, found down to about 800 m (2,600 ft). Most are relatively small fish, although one species is over 40 cm (16 in) in length.[2]

Polymixia
Polymixia nobilis.jpg
Stout Beardfish, (P. nobilis)
Scientific classification
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Polymixiidae

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Polymixia

ClassificationEdit

There are currently 10 recognized species in this genus:[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2017). Species of Polymixia in FishBase. February 2017 version.
  2. ^ Paxton, John R. (1998). Paxton, J.R.; Eschmeyer, W.N. (eds.). Encyclopedia of Fishes. San Diego: Academic Press. p. 161. ISBN 0-12-547665-5.