Common name: Dartfishes, Wormfishes
Gill & Mooi (2010, 2012) determined that the genera previously included in the family Microdesmidae are nested within the family Gobiidae.
Cite this page as:
Bray, D.J. 2017, Dartfishes, MICRODESMIDAE in Fishes of Australia, accessed 28 Nov 2022, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/family/188
Gill, A.C. & Mooi, R.D. (2010) Character evidence for the monophyly of the Microdesminae, with comments on relationships to Schindleria (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Zootaxa 2442: 51–59.
Gill, A.C. & Mooi, R.D. (2012) Thalasseleotrididae, new family of marine gobioid fishes from New Zealand and temperate Australia, with a revised definition of its sister taxon, the Gobiidae (Teleostei: Acanthomorpha). Zootaxa 3266: 41–52.