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Genus: Lampris, Opah, Opahs

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deep, compressed, oval body
D & A long base, retract into grooves
pectoral high on side, long & curved





Body a deep, compressed oval; mouth small and without teeth; dorsal and anal fins long-based, both retractable into a deep groove, the dorsal with a high front lobe; pectoral fin high on sides, with horizontal base, long, narrow and curved; pelvics large, on lower rim of body, under rear of pectoral base; body covered with small, smooth scales; lateral line high on side, with a strong arch over pectoral.

A worldwide genus of oceanic fishes with five species, one circumglobal species in the Greater Caribbean.