Genus Sticharium


Both species in this genus are found only in southern Australia. Body very shallow and elongate, gradually tapering to shallow caudal peduncle; head,  eyes and mouth small, gape oblique; roof of mouth with curved row of teeth; scales inconspicuous, tiny, not overlapping; lateral line pores not associated with scales, originating above opercle, series of pit‑like depressions along centre of side posteriorly; continuous dorsal and anal fins with very long bases and uniform heights, both broadly joined by membranes to caudal fin, dorsal arising above anus; caudal fin almost pointed; pectoral fins moderately small, much longer than eye diameter, lower extent of base above level of anal-fin base; ventral fins much longer than eye diameter.

Author: Douglass F. Hoese

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Douglass F. Hoese, Sticharium in Fishes of Australia, accessed 02 Feb 2023,