Genus Chironemus


A genus of kelpfishes with five species having the following characteristics: head depressed with a concave profile above eyes; pointed snout of moderate length; mouth small, not extending to below eyes; small conical teeth on vomer and in bands on jaws; scales absent from head except for small scales on opercle and posterior part of preopercle; membranes behind dorsal-fin spines moderately incised; anal fin pointed; caudal fin truncate; ventral fins inserted about midway between pectoral‑fin base and anus.

Author: Martin F. Gomon

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Martin F. Gomon, Chironemus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 21 Apr 2024,