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Wormfish

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Wormfishes were a subfamily, Microdesminae, which are formerly classified in the family Microdesmidae and are also currently classified, with no intervening rank, in the family Gobiidae and the order Gobiiformes.[1][2]

They are found in shallow tropical waters, both marine and brackish, often burrowing in estuarine mud. They are small fishes, the largest species reaching only about 12 cm in length.[3]

References

  1. ^ J. S. Nelson; T. C. Grande; M. V. H. Wilson (2016). Fishes of the World (5th ed.). Wiley. p. 752. ISBN 978-1-118-34233-6.
  2. ^ Freihofer, Warren; Parenti, Lynne. "Perciform". Encyclopædia Britannica. Archived from the original on 9 April 2020. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). "Microdesmidae" in FishBase. December 2013 version.
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Wormfish: Brief Summary

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Wormfishes were a subfamily, Microdesminae, which are formerly classified in the family Microdesmidae and are also currently classified, with no intervening rank, in the family Gobiidae and the order Gobiiformes.

They are found in shallow tropical waters, both marine and brackish, often burrowing in estuarine mud. They are small fishes, the largest species reaching only about 12 cm in length.

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