Genus Solegnathus


Summary:

A Western Pacific genus with at least 9 species; 6 species in Australian waters. Body elongate, trunk moderately shallow; head at slight angle to line of body at most; snout moderately long; opercle with radiating rows at small spines; STR and STAR discontinuous near rear of dorsal‑fin base; ITR and ITAR discontinuous; LTR confluent with LTAR and STAR; eggs brooded on open undersurface of tail just behind anal fin; tail prehensile; dorsal fin much closer to tip of tail than snout, with moderately elongate base; anal fin very small, below front of dorsal fin; caudal fin absent; pectoral fins present.

Author: Martin F. Gomon & Dianne J. Bray

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Martin F. Gomon & Dianne J. Bray, Solegnathus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 07 Jun 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/genus/1417

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