Genus Castleichthys

A rare congrid with the following characters: body moderately elongate; preanal length less than 40% TL; tip of tail slender and flexible, but not greatly attenuate or filiform; pectoral fin well developed; dorsal origin slightly behind tip of appressed pectoral fin; dorsal and anal-fin rays segmented; jaws equal, rictus below middle of eye; flange present on upper lip; skin of head without papillae or plicae; eye relatively large; posterior nostril at mid-eye level. Teeth small, not caniniform or molariform; maxillary teeth uniserial, mandibular teeth uniserial for most of length.
Author: Bray, D.J. 2018

Image Gallery

Cite this page as:
Bray, D.J. 2018, Castleichthys in Fishes of Australia, accessed 13 Jul 2024,


Smith, D.G. 2004. A new genus and species of congrid eel (Teleostei: Anguilliformes: Congridae) from Western Australia. Records of the Australian Museum 56: 143-146  DOI: 10.3853/j.0067-1975.56.2004.1416 PDF available, open access