Genus Ostichthys

Species in the genus Ostichthys have well-developed nasal bones which extend anteriorly to the median upper lip, a long, narrow premaxillary groove, 29 vertebrae, and the vomerine teeth in a subtriangular to elliptical patch (Greenfield et al. 2017).
Author: Bray, D.J. 2019

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Bray, D.J. 2019, Ostichthys in Fishes of Australia, accessed 27 Feb 2020,


Greenfield, D.W., Randall, J.E. & Psomadakis, P.N. 2017. A review of the soldierfish genus Ostichthys (Beryciformes: Holocentridae), with descriptions of two new species from Myanmar. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 26: 1–33. Open access