Family Hemitripteridae - Sea ravens or sailfin sculpins
No. in FishBase
Genera : 0 | Species : 0 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  First Fossil Record
Distribution: northwestern Atlantic and North Pacific. Head and body covered with minute 'prickles' (modified, platelike scales bearing a single skin-covered spine). Frontoparietal ridgle knobby. Preopercular spines 3 or 4, mostly blunt and skin-covered. Two dorsal fins, the first with 6-19 spines, the second with 11-30 soft rays. Anal fin with 11-12 soft rays. Pelvic fins with 1 spine and 3 soft rays. Lateral line canal complete , opening through numerous pores (more than 35). Vomerine and palatine teeth present. Gill membranes broadly attached to the isthmus or forming a free fold across the isthmus. Branchiostegal rays 6. Gill rakers in the form of low, spinous lates or knobs. Swim bladder absent. Vertebrae 35-41. External genital papilla present in males of some species. Bands and other pigmentation present and consistent but colors varying in some species with habitat, particularly in Hemitripterus. Maximum size about 73 cm. Marine, primarily demersal; intertidal to depths of 420 m or more, most species shallower than 200 m. Feeds mostly on small invertebrates. Also Ref. 7463.
Greek, hemi = half + Greek, tri = three + Greek, pteryx = wing ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
  Typical activity level
  Main Ref.
  Deep Fin Classification

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Hemitripteridae as currently in FishBase

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