Species of Xenaploactis differ from those of other aploactinid genera in having several the following combination of characters: 3 anterior dorsal-fin spines forming a separate fin, rather sharp head spines, a markedly upturned mouth, and a body densely covered with modified pointed scales.
Author: Bray, D.J. 2017
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Bray, D.J. 2017, Xenaploactis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 26 Jan 2022, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/genus/1589
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