An anglerfish genus with single species found only in southern and western Australia.
Characteristics: caudal peduncle absent; skin covered with short close-set bifurcated spinules; eyes not distinctly surrounded by separate clusters of dermal spinules; illicium long, more than twice length of 2nd spine; esca a single stout appendage, completely covered in hair-like filaments.
Second and 3rd dorsal-fin spines separate, covered with skin; 2nd spine positioned above eye, unusually short, recurved and constricted at tip, covered with thick skin, but not connected to head by membrane; 3rd spine on nape, connected posteriorly along full length to body by thick membrane; rear margin of dorsal and anal fins extending beyond base of caudal fin and connecting to proximal portion of outermost rays.
Pietsch, T.W. 1984. The genera of frogfishes (family Antennariidae). Copeia 1984(1): 27-44 fig. 1
Pietsch, T.W. 2008. Antennariidae. pp. 364-374 in Gomon. M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp.
Pietsch, T.W. & Grobecker, D.B. 1987. Frogfishes of the World: Systematics, Zoogeography, and Behavioral Ecology. Palo Alto : Stanford University Press 420 pp.