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Citharinidae

Citharinidae
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Citharinus latus
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Citharinoidei
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Citharinidae
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The Citharinidae, the lutefishes, are a small family of characiform fish. They are freshwater fish native to Africa, and are sufficiently abundant to be significant food fishes.[1]

They are deep-bodied, silvery fish, measuring up to 84 cm (33 in) in length and weighing up to 18 kg (40 lb).[2] They are filter feeders.[1]

Genera

The family contains three genera:

References

  1. ^ a b Weitzman, S.H.; Vari, R.P. (1998). Paxton, J.R.; Eschmeyer, W.N. (eds.). Encyclopedia of Fishes. San Diego: Academic Press. p. 101. ISBN 0-12-547665-5.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). "Citharinidae" in FishBase. October 2011 version.