The single species in this genus is found only in southern Australia along the south coast. Body very shallow and elongate, gradually tapering almost to a point; head, eye and mouth small, gape oblique; scales tiny, not overlapping, few anteriorly, lateral line pores not associated with scales, originating above opercle, followed by series of pit‑like depressions; dorsal and anal fins continuous with very elongate bases and uniform heights, both broadly joined by membrane to caudal fin, dorsal origin slightly behind opercular edge; caudal fin pointed; pectoral fins minute, barely distinguishable from opercular flaps; ventral fins tiny.
George, A. & Springer, V.G. 1980. Revision of the clinid fish tribe Ophiclinini, including five new species, and definition of the family Clinidae. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology307: 1-31 figs 1-14. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.307
Hoese, D.F., Gomon, M.F. & Rennis, D.S. 2008. Family Clinidae. pp. 696-722 in Gomon, M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp.
Rennis, D., Hoese, D.F. & Gomon, M.F. 1994. Family Clinidae. pp. 741-775, figs 650-684B in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. Adelaide : State Printer 992 pp. 810 figs.