Genus Leviprora


Summary:
An endemic flathead genus with two species found in southern Australia.

Key to species of the genus Leviprora (modified from Imamura & Moore 2020).
1a. Pectoral-fin rays 18-19; no pre-ocular spine; no fleshy sensory tubes on cheek region; pored scales in lateral line with a single duct directed dorsally or ventrally; ratio of orbital diameter/interorbital width 2.3–4.7, tending to decrease with growth…………………………..………..……………………………………………………………………………………… L. inops 
1b. Pectoral-fin rays 20–21; preocular spine present; fleshy sensory tubes on cheek region developed, covering dorsal and posteroventral portions of cheek; pored scales in lateral line with two ducts directed dorsally and ventrally, respectively; ratio of orbital diameter/interorbital width 1.5–2.8, tending to decrease with growth……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… L. semermis
Author: Bray, D.J. 2020

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Bray, D.J. 2020, Leviprora in Fishes of Australia, accessed 30 May 2020, http://136.154.202.208/Home/genus/807

References


Imamura, H. & Moore, G.I. 2020. Taxonomic revision of the flathead genus Leviprora Whitley 1931, with recognition of Leviprora semermis (De Vis 1883) as a valid species (family Platycephalidae). Ichthyological Research https://doi.org/10.1007/s10228-019-00723-8