Scientific name Congiopodidae
|Similar Congiopodus, Scorpaeniformes, Red velvetfish, Australian prowfish, Bembridae|
Congiopodidae is a family of scorpaeniform fishes native to the southern hemisphere, commonly known as pigfishes, horsefishes and racehorses.
Congiopids live on the bottom of shallow temperate and sub-Antarctic seas, at depths of up to 600 metres (2,000 ft). They lack scales, and have a projecting snout with a small mouth.
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