Genus Festucalex

A genus of pipefishes with the following combination of characters: caudal fin tiny (containing 10 rays), both superior and inferior trunk and tail ridges continuous, anal fin present (with 4 rays), lateral trunk ridge more or less strait (not deflected ventrally near anal ring), dorsal-fin origin on the trunk, principal tail ridges lacking prominent hook-like projections on the posterior angles of each tail ring, and the median dorsal snout ridge low without projections, more or less concave in lateral profile (Allen & Erdmann 2015).
Author: Bray, D.J. 2017

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Festucalex in Fishes of Australia, accessed 21 Jun 2024,


Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2015. Festucalex rufus, a new species of pipefish (Syngnathidae) from Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology 21(1): 47-51.