Genus Tongaichthys

A monotypic gempylid genus with a number of characters that are shared with the family Scombridae, or are intermediate between the gempylids and scombrids. 
Author: Bray, D.J. 2020

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Bray, D.J. 2020, Tongaichthys in Fishes of Australia, accessed 18 Jul 2024,


Nakamura, I. & Fujii, E. 1983. A new genus and species of Gempylidae (Pisces: Perciformes) from Tonga Ridge. Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory 27(4/6): 173-191

Nakamura, I. & Parin, N.V. 1993. FAO Species Catalogue. Snake mackerels and cutlassfishes of the world (families Gempylidae and Trichiuridae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the Snake Mackerels, Snoeks, Escolars, Gemfishes, Sackfishes, Domine, Oilfish, Cutlassfishes, Scabbardfishes, Hairtails, and Frostfishes known to date. Fisheries Synopsis No. 125, Vol. 15. Rome : FAO 136 pp. 200 figs. 

Nakamura, I. & Parin, N.V. 2001. Gempylidae, Trichiuridae. pp. 3698-3720 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 6 pp. 3381-4218.