Genus Campichthys


Summary:

An Indo-West Pacific genus with  the following combination of characters: body elongate, trunk shallow; head aligned with body; snout short; tail not prehensile, rather thick at tip; STR (superior trunk ridge) and STAR (superior tail ridge) continuous; ITR (inferior trunk ridge) and ITAR (inferior tail ridge) continuous; LTR (lateral trunk ridge) not confluent with LTAR (lateral tail ridge); eggs brooded in enclosed brood pouch on underside of trunk; dorsal fin with short base, closer to head than tip of tail; anal fin tiny, below front of dorsal fin; caudal fin small, rounded; pectoral fins present.

The genus consists of four species, with three species found in Australian waters. Whitley 1931 originally proposed Campichthys as a subgenus of Festucalex.

Author: Rudie H. Kuiter, Martin F. Gomon & Dianne J. Bray

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Rudie H. Kuiter, Martin F. Gomon & Dianne J. Bray, Campichthys in Fishes of Australia, accessed 26 Feb 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/genus/256

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