Genus Heteroclinus


Summary:
An endemic Australian genus with more than 25 species, many of which are undescribed. Weedfishes usually live amongst algae and seagrasses, particularly macroalgae on rocky reefs. 
Caudal peduncle very slender; head and eye of moderate size; anterior lateral-line scales overlapping, each with single median posterior pore, posterior scales not overlapping, each with median pore at either end; caudal fin usually rounded; pectoral fins large, rounded. 
Author: Bray, D.J. 2021

Cite this page as:
Bray, D.J. 2021, Heteroclinus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 05 Jul 2022, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/genus/661

References


Hoese, D.F., Gomon, M.F. & Rennis, D.S. 2008. Family Clinidae. pp. 696-722 in Gomon, M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp.