Genus Histiophryne

The genus Histiophryne is characterised by having the second and third dorsal-fin spines showing only as low protruberances on the top of the head, and the posterior-most margin of the dorsal and anal fins extending beyond the base of the caudal fin.
Author: Bray, D.J. 2018

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Histiophryne in Fishes of Australia, accessed 23 Jul 2024,


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