Genus Pugnaso


Summary:
A monotypic genus endemic to southern Australia. Body elongate, upper surface usually flat to slightly convex, trunk shallow; head aligned with body; snout short; median dorsal snout ridge low, entire; opercular ridge obscure in adults, usually complete and angled upward toward each gill opening in young; principal body ridges often indistinct; STR and STAR discontinuous near rear of dorsal‑fin base; ITR and ITAR continuous; LTR not confluent with tail ridges; eggs brooded in enclosed pouch on underside of tail just behind anal fin; tail not prehensile; dorsal fin slightly closer to tip of snout than to tail, with base of moderate length; anal fin tiny, below front half of dorsal fin; caudal fin very small; pectoral fins present.
Author: Martin F. Gomon & Dianne J. Bray

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Martin F. Gomon & Dianne J. Bray, Pugnaso in Fishes of Australia, accessed 07 Dec 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/genus/1281

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