Genus Verilus

The acropomatid genus Verilus, a senior synonym of Apogonops, is characterized by the following combination of characters: a canine tooth (rarely two) near symphysis of premaxilla of upper jaw but lacking a row of conical teeth on anterior part of outer premaxillary margin; a canine tooth (rarely two) near symphysis of dentary with only villiform or a row of conical teeth posteriorly; three anal-fin spines; 10 dorsal-fin spines; pelvic-fin spine smooth; luminous organ absent (Yamanoue 2016).
Author: Bray, D.J. 2017

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Verilus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 23 May 2019,


Schwarzhans, W.W. & Prokofiev, A.M. 2017. Reappraisal of Synagrops G√ľnther, 1887 with rehabilitation and revision of Parascombrops Alcock, 1889 including description of seven new species and two new genera (Perciformes: Acropomatidae). Zootaxa 4260 (1): DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4260.1.1

Yamanoue, Y. 2016. Revision of the genus Verilus (Perciformes: Acropomatidae) with a description of a new species. Journal of Fish Biology doi:10.1111/jfb.13124 Abstract