Genus Taratretis

A monotypic genus of flounders found only in southern Australia.Diagnosis: Body ovate, compressed. Eyes on right side; eyeballs not scaled. Interorbital space scaled. Jaws almost symmetrical. Snout not produced into a fleshy hook. Nasal organ of blind side nearly opposite to that of ocular side; olfactory laminae few, parallel to one another and to axis of the body, without central rachis. Dorsal fin commencing some distance from extremity of snout; anterior rays branched, not free and without distal serrations. Dorsal and anal fins scaleless, no basal sheath. Pelvic-fin rays branched.
Author: Bray, D.J. 2020

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Bray, D.J. 2020, Taratretis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 25 May 2024,


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