Genus Chlopsis

A diverse chlopsid genus with at least 10 valid species. The genus is characterized by the following characters: intermaxillary teeth in a round to oval patch; vomerine teeth in two longitudinal series, close-set anteriorly, diverging by mid-row and then converging posteriorly, one row or two rows anteriorly and one row posteriorly on each side; no flange along lower lip; one lateral-line pore; dorsal-fin origin anterior to mid-trunk; no pectoral fins (Smith 1999).
Author: Bray, D.J. 2015

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Bray, D.J. 2015, Chlopsis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 23 May 2024,


Smith, D.G. 1999. Families Halosauridae, Notacanthidae, Lipogenyidae, Anguillidae, Moringuidae, Chlopsidae, Myrocongridae. pp. 1625-1642 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 3 pp. 1397-2068.