Genus Branchiostegus

The genus Branchiostegus currently includes 17 species that inhabit burrows on soft bottoms in relatively deep continental shelf and slope waters.
Author: Dianne J. Bray

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Dianne J. Bray, Branchiostegus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 03 Dec 2023,


Dooley, J.K. 1978. Systematics and biology of the tilefishes (Perciformes: Branchiostegidae and Malacanthidae) with descriptions of two new species. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Technical Report, National Marine Fisheries Service Circular, USA 411: 1−78.

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Dooley, J.K. & Kailola, P.J. 1988. Four new tilefishes from the northeastern Indian Ocean, with a review of the genus Branchiostegus. Japanese Journal Ichthyology 35(3): 247−260.

Dooley, J.K. & Paxton, J.R. 1975. A new species of tilefish (family Branchiostegidae) from eastern Australia. Proceedings of Linnaean Society of New South Wales 99(3): 151−156.

Marino, R.P. & Dooley, J.K. 1982. Phylogenetic relationships of the tilefish family Branchiostegidae (Perciformes) based on comparative myology. Journal of Zoological Society of London 196: 151-163.

Dooley, J.K. & Y. Iwatsuki. 2012. A new species of deepwater tilefish (Percoidea: Branchiostegidae) from the Philippines, with a brief discussion of the status of tilefish systematic. Zootaxa 3249: 31–38.