An endemic Australian genus with 25 species, 20 of which are found along the southern coast. Species usually live amongst algae and seagrasses, particularly macroalgae along rocky reefs. Caudal peduncle very slender; head (23-33 % SL) and eye (4-12% SL) of moderate size; anterior lateral-line scales overlapping, each with single median posterior pore, posterior scales not overlapping, each with median pore at either end; caudal fin usually rounded; pectoral fins large, rounded.
Author: Douglass F. Hoese
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Douglass F. Hoese, Heteroclinus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 13 Dec 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/genus/661