Genus Schuettea


A genus of silver batfishes with both species endemic to temperate Australian waters, one on the east coast and the other species in the southwest.

Diagnostic characters:

  • Mouth reaching almost to below centre of eye
  • Scales ctenoid, weakly attached;
  • Caudal fin distinctly forked;
  • Pectoral fin of moderate size, with the upper rays distinctly longer than those below.
  • Author: Martin F. Gomon

    Cite this page as:
    Martin F. Gomon, Schuettea in Fishes of Australia, accessed 22 Jun 2024,


    Gomon, M.F. 2008. Families Monodactylidae, Arripidae, Kyphosidae, Girellidae, Microcanthidae, Scorpididae. pp. 596-607 in Gomon. M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp.