Genus Kimblaeus

A monotypic genus endemic to southern Australia. Body elongate, trunk shallow; head aligned with body; snout of moderate length; opercular ridge angled upward toward gill opening, poorly defined or obscure in adults; small dermal flaps usually on head; STR and STAR continuous; ITR and ITAR discontinuous; LTR deflected ventrally below front of dorsal fin and confluent with ITAR; eggs probably brooded in enclosed pouch on underside of tail just behind anus; dorsal fin slightly closer to head than tip of tail with base of moderate length; anal fin absent; caudal fin small, rounded; pectoral fins present
Author: Martin F. Gomon & Dianne J. Bray

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Martin F. Gomon & Dianne J. Bray, Kimblaeus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 24 May 2024,


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