Genus Tomiyamichthys

A genus of shrimpgobies with the ventral one-third or more of the lower part of first gill slit closed by membrane; gill rakers on outer surface of the first arch rudimentary or relatively short, 11 or fewer in total number; well-developed longitudinal pattern of sensory-papillae rows on cheek and a uniserial transverse row of sensory papillae just behind the chin. The genus is also characterised by having equal number of dorsal and anal-fin rays, numerous small scales, often non-imbricateanteriorly, and a moderately narrow gill opening reaching to below the operculum.
Author: Dianne J. Bray

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Dianne J. Bray, Tomiyamichthys in Fishes of Australia, accessed 23 May 2024,


Hoese DF, Shibukawa K, Johnson JW. 2016. Description of a new species of Tomiyamichthys from Australia with a discussion of the generic name. Zootaxa 4079 (5): 582–594.

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