Genus Psettina

The Indo-Pacific bothid genus Psettina is characterised by having a very small, elongated, elliptical body; eyes separated by a narrow bony ridge without sexual dimorphism; a small mouth; no rostral or orbital spines; ctenoid scales; a caudal skeleton without subdivision. The genus contains 10 species, five of which are found in Australian waters.
Author: Helen K. Larson

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Helen K. Larson, Psettina in Fishes of Australia, accessed 03 Dec 2023,


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