A small butterflyfish genus with very long third and fourth dorsal-fin spines, four yellowish to blackish bands on the head and body, and a black blotch on the soft-rayed portion of the dorsal fin. Species mostly inhabit deeper waters below 100 m, although some also occur in shallower depths.
Author: Bray, D.J. 2020
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Bray, D.J. 2020, Roa in Fishes of Australia, accessed 02 Feb 2023, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/genus/1327
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