Genus Sympterichthys


Summary:
A handfish genus with two species, one of which is considered to be extinct by the IUCN. 
Species of Sympterichthys have skin covered in small embedded scales with adpressed, unicuspid and bicuspid spinules that originate from the posterior margin of their bases. They have no warts or dermal appendages on the skin.

Author: Bray, D.J. 2020

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Cite this page as:
Bray, D.J. 2020, Sympterichthys in Fishes of Australia, accessed 13 Aug 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/genus/1474

References


Last, P.R., Edgar, G. & Stuart-Smith, R. 2020. Sympterichthys unipennis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T123423283A123424374. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-1.RLTS.T123423283A123424374.en. Downloaded on 02 July 2020.

Last, P.R. & Gledhill, D.C. 2009. A revision of the Australian handfishes (Lophiiformes: Brachionichthyidae), with descriptions of three new genera and nine new species. Zootaxa 2252: 1-77.