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Pentapodidae

Pentapodidae (large-eye bream; subclass Actinopterygii, order Perciformes) A small family of marine fish, related to the Lethrinidae, that are deep-bodied, oval-shaped, and have a continuous dorsal fin, a forked tail fin, and large eyes. The greenish body often shows stripes, bars, or spots. Some authors have placed the fish in the family Lethrinidae, others in the Nemipteridae. There are about nine species, occurring in the Indo-Pacific region.

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