Genus Scalicus

A small genus of armoured searobins with the following characteristics: upper jaw toothless, lateral margin of head smooth, posterior pairs of lower lateral rows of bony plates separated from each other, barbels on lower jaw not branched except for posteriormost lip and chin barbels, and counts of dorsal and anal fn soft rays greater than 19 (Kawai 2008, 2013).
Author: Bray, D.J. 2019

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Bray, D.J. 2019, Scalicus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 17 Jun 2024,


Kawai, T. 2008. Phylogenetic systematics of the family Peristediidae (Teleostei: Actiopterygii). Species Diversity 13: 1-34, open access

Kawai, T. 2019. Revision of an armored searobin genus Scalicus Jordan 1923 (Actinopterygii: Teleostei: Peristediidae) with a single new species. Ichthyological Research : 23 pp.