Zephyrichthys barryi Schwarzhans & Møller 2007

Zephyrichthys barryi. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial

A small cryptic cuskeel found only on reefs in southwestern Western Australia.

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Zephyrichthys barryi Schwarzhans & Møller 2007

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Known from Esperance to Kalbarri and the Houtmans Abrolhos, Western Australia.


Dorsal fin 86-99; Anal fin 67-77; Vertebrae 43-46 (usually 12-13 precaudal vertebrae); Branchiostegal rays 7-8.
Anterior nostril positioned low on snout; copulatory organ of male with 2 pairs of pseudoclaspers, the outer one is wing-shaped with broad base, the inner one about half the size of the outer pseudoclasper, bifurcate, each branch with supporter, anteriorly joined to outer pseudoclasper; scale patch on cheek, usually 2-3 scales on operculum above opercular spine (rarely absent); no upper preopercular pore; otolith moderately compressed to elongate, its length to height is 2.1-2.3, sulcus not inclined, colliculi separated, caudal colliculum very short, the length of ostial colliculum to length of caudal colliculum is 5-8); maxilla expanded posterio-ventrally


Zephyrichthys is from the Latin 'zephyrus' for west wind, in reference to the distribution along the west Australian coast. The species is named barryi for J. Barry Hutchins, formerly Curator of Fishes at the Western Australian Museum, Perth, Australia

Species Citation

Zephyrichthys barryi Schwarzhans & Møller 2007, The Beagle 23: 100, Figs. 52-53. Type locality: Rottnest Island, 32°00'S, 115°30'E, Western Australia.


Dianne J. Bray

Zephyrichthys barryi Schwarzhans & Møller 2007


Schwarzhans, W. & Møller, P.R. 2007. Review of the Dinematichthyini (Teleostei: Bythitidae) of the Indo-west Pacific. Part III. Beaglichthys, Brosmolus, Monothrix and eight new genera with description of 20 new species. The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 23: 29-110.

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37228103

Depth:3-17 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:7 cm SL


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