Genus Xenaploactis

Species of Xenaploactis differ from those of other aploactinid genera in having several the following combination of characters: 3 anterior dorsal-fin spines forming a  separate fin, rather sharp head spines, a markedly upturned mouth, and a body densely covered with modified pointed scales. 
Author: Bray, D.J. 2017

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Xenaploactis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 08 Dec 2023,


Poss, S.G. & Eschmeyer, W.N. 1980. Xenaploactis, a new genus for Prosopodasys asperrimus G√ľnther (Pisces: Aploactinidae), with descriptions of two new species. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 42(8): 287-293