Stromateidae - butterfishes

Butterfishes are deep-bodied compressed silvery marine fishes with short blunt snouts. They also lack pelvic fins. Juveniles like to hang around floating plants and debris and are many times found in the presence of jellyfish, possibly to deter predators. The flesh of the butterfish is edible, though fatty. It is usually cooked and eaten whole, bones and all (minus gills and guts). Other edible fishes, the black cod and the escolar, are also referred to as "butterfish" because of their high fat content, but do not belong to the "true" butterfish family.