Genus Satyrichthys

Armored searobins of genus Satyrichthys are found in the Indo-Pacific. They lack upper jaw teeth, possess a smooth lateral margin of the head, posterior bony plates in the lower lateral rows separated on the ventral midline, have no branched barbels on the lower jaw except for the posteriormost lip and chin barbels, and fewer than 20 soft rays in the dorsal and anal fins. 
Author: Dianne J. Bray

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Dianne J. Bray, Satyrichthys in Fishes of Australia, accessed 21 Apr 2024,


Kawai, T. (2013) Revision of the peristediid genus Satyrichthys (Actinopterygii: Teleostei) with a new species, Satyrichthys milleri sp. nov. Zootaxa, 3635 (4), 419–438.