Genus Psychrolutes


A genus with at least 9 species found in the South Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Two species occur in Australian territorial waters.  Characteristics: Head fleshy, lacking obvious bony projections; dorsal rim of orbit indistinct; interorbital difficult to detect but width generally more than twice diameter of exposed eye; vomerine teeth absent; body and fins uniformly pigmented.

Author: Martin F. Gomon

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Martin F. Gomon, Psychrolutes in Fishes of Australia, accessed 17 Aug 2022,