Genus Gephyroberyx


A deep water genus with 3 species, one found in Australian waters. Characteristics include: shallow mucous cavities on head covered by thick skin; scales small, distinctly ctenoid and firmly attached; lateral-line scales enlarged, each with a small central spine; no bioluminescent tissue; dorsal fin with 8 spines, middle spines longest; anus immediately before anal-fin origin. 

Author: Martin F. Gomon

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Martin F. Gomon, Gephyroberyx in Fishes of Australia, accessed 23 May 2022,