Genus Bembras


Summary:
Key to the Australian species of Bembras (modified from Imamura & Knapp 1998)

1a. Caudal fin with a broad dark submarginal band (eastern Australia) ........................................................................................................................................................................... Bembras macrolepis
lb. Caudal fin with several narrow dark vertical bands distally or with a large dark spot most intense in lower lobe ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 2

2a. Anal-fin rays 15, gill takers on upper gill arch usually 3-4; caudal fin with a with a large dark blotch (northern and northwestern Australia, and southern Indonesia) .................................................................. Bembras megacephala 
2b. Anal-fin rays usually 14, gill takers on upper gill arch 1-2; caudal fin with several irregular dark vertical bands (northern and northwestern Australia) ........................................................................................ Bembras longipinnis
Author: Dianne J. Bray

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Dianne J. Bray, Bembras in Fishes of Australia, accessed 21 Jul 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/genus/201

References


Imamura, H. & Knapp, L.W. 1998. Review of the genus Bembras Cuvier, 1929 (Scorpaeniformes: Bembridae) with description of three new species collected from Australia and Indonesia. Ichthyological Research 45(2): 165-178.