Genus Mitotichthys


An endemic Australian genus with 4 species. Body elongate; trunk moderately shallow, somewhat deeper in adult females than adult males, upper profile slightly convex near dorsal‑fin base; head aligned with body; snout long, median dorsal snout ridge low, entire; opercles without distinct longitudinal ridge in subadults and adults; STR and STAR discontinuous near rear of dorsal‑fin base; ITR and ITAR continuous; LTR not confluent with tail ridges; eggs brooded in enclosed pouch on underside of tail just behind anal fin; tail not prehensile; dorsal fin closer to tip of snout than tail with base of moderate length; anal fin tiny, below front half of dorsal fin; caudal fin very small; pectoral fin present.

Author: Martin F. Gomon & Dianne J. Bray

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Martin F. Gomon & Dianne J. Bray, Mitotichthys in Fishes of Australia, accessed 25 May 2024,


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