Genus Plagiogeneion


Summary:

Two of the 5 currently recognized species in this Southern Hemisphere genus are recorded from Australia. These are slightly compressed fishes of moderate depth (28-36% SL) with only a low notch in the margin of the dorsal fin separating the spines and rays and the last rays of the dorsal and anal fins not longer than preceding rays.

Key to Australian species of Plagiogeneion:

1a. Lateral-line scales 48-51 ……………………………………Plagiogeneion macrolepis.
1b. Lateral-line scales 67-74 …………………………………Plagiogeneion rubiginosus.
Author: Martin F. Gomon

Cite this page as:
Martin F. Gomon, Plagiogeneion in Fishes of Australia, accessed 21 Jun 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/genus/1172

References


Gomon, M.F. 2008. Families Emmelichthyidae, Gerreidae, Sparidae, Sciaenidae, Mullidae. pp. 585-592 in Gomon. M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp.

Heemstra, P.C. & Randall, J.E. 1977. A revision of the Emmelichthyidae (Pisces : Perciformes). Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 28: 361-396 figs 1-5