Familia Luvaridae


by P. Decamps

Large, heavily-built and blunt-snouted fishes, somewhat resembling mackerels and tunas in having a slender, keeled caudal peduncle and lunate caudal fin. Profile of head rising steeply, the eye low down. Dorsal and anal fins beginning well behind midpoint of body.
Oceanic fishes of moderately deep waters off the continental shelf, but usually captured in shallow water or stranded on beaches. Rare, with little known of their biology.

Genera 1.