Genus Gnathanacanthus


Summary:

A monotypic and endemic family found in coastal waters of southern Australia. The genus was described by Bleeker in 1855, with Gnathanacanthus goetzeei, described from a specimen collected in the Derwent River, Tasmania, as the type species of the genus.

Bleeker, P. 1855. Over eenige visschen van Van Diemensland. Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen [Verh. Akad. Amsterdam] 2: 1-31 fig. 1 [20]

Type species: Gnathanacanthus goetzeei Bleeker, 1855.

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Author: Dianne J. Bray

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References


  • Bleeker, P. 1855. Over eenige visschen van Van Diemensland. Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen [Verh. Akad. Amsterdam] 2: 1-31 fig. 1 [20] [as Gnathacanthus on p. 31].
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