The family Perryenidae contains the single species Perryena leucometopon, which was previously placed in the family Congiopodidae.
The Perryenidae is a scorpaenoid family with the following characters: compressed scaleless body; long snout with a small mouth at its tip; black band passing from base of ﬁrst two dorsal ﬁn spines through eye to chin; gill openings wide with gill membranes on both sides free from isthmus; two preopercular spines; parietals on both sides separated by frontal and supraoccipital; anterior portion of supraoccipital narrowly separating frontals on both sides; a strong process on intercalar; a ridge on metapterygoid; anguloarticular convexity present; three anal spines (Honma et al. 2013).
|Honma et al. 2013 found that the genus Perryena has a sister relationship with a scorpaenoid clade comprising the families Gnathanacanthidae and Pataecidae.|
|Dianne J. Bray|
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Honma, Y., H. Imamura & T. Kawai. 2013. Description of the genus Perryena, and proposal to erect a new family for it based on its phylogenetic relationships with related taxa (Scorpaeniformes). Ichthyological Research: published online 19 January 2013 DOI 10.1007/s10228-012-0321-z
Ishii, N. & Imamura, H. 2008. Phylogeny of the family Congiopodidae (Perciformes: Scorpaenoidea), with a proposal of new classiﬁcation. Ichthyol. Res. 55: 148–161.
Waite, E.R. 1922. Description of a new Australian ﬁsh of the genus Congiopodus. Rec. S. Aust. Mus. 2: 215–217.
Waite, E.R. 1922. Description of a new Australian fish of the genus Congiopodus. Rec. S. Aust. Mus. 2: 215–217.