Common name: Wrigglers
A family of small secretive gobioid fishes found in the Indo-Pacific. Xenisthmids live in sandy or reef rubble areas near coral reefs. The family includes six genera; three genera and 7 described species are known from Australian waters.
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Dianne J. Bray, Wrigglers, XENISTHMIDAE in Fishes of Australia, accessed 26 May 2017, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/family/303