Genus Peronedys


The single species in this genus is found only in southern Australia along the south coast. Body very shallow and elongate, gradually tapering almost to a point; head, eye and mouth small, gape oblique; scales tiny, not overlapping, few anteriorly, lateral line pores not associated with scales, originating above opercle, followed by series of pit‑like depressions; dorsal and anal fins continuous with very elongate bases and uniform heights, both broadly joined by membrane to caudal fin, dorsal origin slightly behind opercular edge; caudal fin pointed; pectoral fins minute, barely distinguishable from opercular flaps; ventral fins tiny.

Author: Douglass F. Hoese

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Douglass F. Hoese, Peronedys in Fishes of Australia, accessed 03 Jul 2020,


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Hoese, D.F., M.F. Gomon & D.S. Rennis. 2008. Family Clinidae (pp. 696-722). In: Gomon. M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp.

Hoese, D.F. & D.S. Rennis. 2006. Description of a new species of Heteroclinus (Blennoidei: Clinidae) from Southern Autralia. Mem. Mus. Victoria 63(1): 21-24.

Kuiter, R.H. 1993. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 437 pp.

Rennis, D., Hoese, D.F. & Gomon, M.F. 1994. Family Clinidae (pp. 741-775, figs 650-684) in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & Kuiter, R.H (eds). The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. Adelaide : State Printer 992 pp. 810 figs.