Genus Leptobrama

The genus Leptobrama is characterized by having a short head; a large mouth, with the posterior tip of the upper jaw extending beyond the level of the posterior margin of the eye; a single dorsal fin with four closely set spines, originating posterior to the level of the anal-fin origin; anal fin long, with three spines; pectoral fin short, not reaching to the level of the anus; ctenoid scales small, firmly adherent (Kimura et al., 2016).
The genus comprises two species found in coastal and estuarine waters of northern Australia and New Guinea.
Author: Dianne J. Bray

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Dianne J. Bray, Leptobrama in Fishes of Australia, accessed 20 Jun 2019,


Kimura, S., Peristiwady, T. & Fricke, R. 2016. Taxonomic review of the genus Leptobrama Steindachner 1878 (Perciformes: Leptobramidae), with the resurrection of Leptobrama pectoralis (Ramsay and Ogilby 1887). Ichthyological Research: (1-10). DOI 10.1007/s10228-016-0511-1 Online early