Genus Eupetrichthys


The genus Eupetrichthys contains a single endemic species found in the southern half of Australia. Body shallow, moderately elongate; head small, dorsal profile convex; upper jaw not reaching as far as eye; teeth small, caniniform, anterior pair in both jaws enlarged and recurved, upper jaw with enlarged curved canine at rear; scales moderately large, covering body but not head except for one row of cheek scales and 8–10 large scales on opercle; lateral-line abruptly curved downwards below last dorsal-fin spines; dorsal fin of uniform height; caudal fin truncate.

Eupetrichthys Ramsay & Ogilby 1888: 631. Type species Eupetrichthys angustipes Ramsay & Ogilby 1888.

Author: Barry C. Russell, Martin F. Gomon & Dianne J. Bray

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Barry C. Russell, Martin F. Gomon & Dianne J. Bray, Eupetrichthys in Fishes of Australia, accessed 14 Jun 2024,


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