Genus Pseudophycis

A temperate Australasian genus with 4 species. Body slender, depth 20–25% SL; head slightly depressed anteriorly; mouth nearly horizontal, to just past eye; snout protruding slightly in advance of jaws; teeth uniformly small, pointed, band in each jaw; scales tiny, cycloid, well onto bases of unpaired fins, lateral-line pores in naked strip not related to adjacent scales; anus just in front of anal fin; 2 dorsal fins, first short-based, second very elongate of uniform height; anal fin similar to second dorsal fin; caudal fin rounded; pelvic-fin origin midway between eye and rear edge of preopercle.
Author: Bray, D.J. 2021

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Bray, D.J. 2021, Pseudophycis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 13 Jul 2024,


Gomon, M.F., Struthers, C.D. & Kemp, J. 2021. A review of the Australasian genus Pseudophycis (Gadiformes: Moridae), redescribing its four species and resurrecting the name Physiculus palmatus Klunzinger, 1872, for the Australian red cod. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 80: 103-143.