Genus Masturus

A monotypic sunfish genus with a very deep oval-shaped body with the following characters: lips closing in rounded form; skin thick and leathery, covered with horny, rough textured denticles; clavus with distinct medial extension, remaining margin not scalloped; pectoral fin small, rounded, not fitting into shallow groove on side of body.
Author: Dianne J. Bray

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Dianne J. Bray, Masturus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 13 Jul 2024,