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Gasteropelecus levis

(Gasteropelecus levis)

Description

The silver hatchetfish (Gasteropelecus levis) is a member of the genus Gasteropelecus in the family Gasteropelecidae. It is a relatively small fish that is often kept in aquariums. It is compressed laterally, with black and gold lines running along its side.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Characiformes
Family:Gasteropelecidae
Genus:Gasteropelecus
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