Genus Photostomias

The genus Photostomias is characterized by lacking skin between the mandibular rami, lacking a hyoid barbel, and in having no pelvic fins after transformation from the larval stage (Kenaley and Hartel, 2005).
Author: Bray, D.J. 2017

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Photostomias in Fishes of Australia, accessed 01 Oct 2022,


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Kenaley, C.P. & Hartel, K.E. 2005. A revision of Atlantic species of Photostomias (Teleostei: Stomiidae: Malacosteinae), with a description of a new species. Ichthyological Research 52: 251–263.