Genus with a single species, Lovettia sealii, endemic to southeastern Australia. Body slender, moderately compressed, dorsal fin origin above or just behind ventral fin origin; dorsal fin high, distal margin rounded; caudal fin forked with short but distinct peduncle flanges; anal fin longer based than dorsal; pectoral fins long and narrow; head long and slender; snout long and acute; eye set high in head; mouth oblique; jaws conspicuous, lower protruding; jaw teeth uniserial, restricted to premaxilla and dentary; mesopterygoid teeth strong, uniserial; lingual teeth biserial; gill rakers long and slender.
Lovettia sealii is the only species in the Family Galaxiidae to possess an adipose fin, and to show strong sexual dimorphism.
Raadik, T.A. 2008. Family Galaxiidae. pp. 217-222 in Gomon. M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp.