A monotypic genus endemic to south-eastern Australian waters. Mouth large and very protrusible; distal end of premaxilla extending past vertical through anterior margin of orbit; upper jaw covering lower jaw when mouth closed; 16-20 gill rakers in lower limb of first gill arch; caudal peduncle slender.
Author: Tarmo Raadik
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Tarmo Raadik, Atherinason in Fishes of Australia, accessed 18 Jun 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/genus/143
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