Genus Harriotta


Summary:

A genus of spookfishes with a depressed, flattened snout, surfaces of tooth plates with ridges or rounded knobs, and the upper margin of caudal fin without denticles. Snout long, about twice length of pelvic fin, dorsoventrally flattened and pointed; tooth plates broad anteriorly; anal fin absent.

Key to species of Harriotta

1a. Upper caudal-fin lobe longer than lower lobe; 1st dorsal fin only slightly taller than 2nd ……………………………….……….......………………...............................…Harriotta haeckeli
1b. Upper caudal-fin lobe shorter than lower lobe; 1st dorsal fin twice the height of 2nd ………………………………………………………..……...............................….Harriotta raleighana
Author: Martin F. Gomon

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Martin F. Gomon, Harriotta in Fishes of Australia, accessed 19 Jun 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/genus/639