Order STYLEPHORIFORMES (Tube-eye)

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Family STYLEPHORIDAE Tube-eye

Stylephorus Shaw 1791    stylus, a style or projecting part; –phore, to carry or bear, referring to the “very singular figure and situation of the eyes,” which are large, telescopic and directed forwards or upwards

Stylephorus chordatus Shaw 1791    with a chord or string, referring to the “extraordinary thread-like process of the tail,” i.e., an exceedingly long, cord-like appendage