Significance To Humans

Not currently used by humans, but its red color and high first dorsal fin make it an attractive species. ♦



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Class Actinopterygii Order Perciformes Suborder Icosteoidei Number of families 1

Photo: A ragfish (Icosteus aenigmaticus) juvenile. The ragfish transforms as it ages. The juvenile has a spotted color pattern, small pelvic fins, and has spines along its lateral line. As it grows, it changes to a chocolate brown and loses its pelvic fins. (Photo by K. Gus Thiesfeld. Reproduced by permission.)

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