Genus Hypopterus

Differ from other latid genera by the following combination of characters: scales on smooth horizontal limb of the preopercle; nostrils widely separated on each side of the head, anterior nostril a tube-shaped flap and posterior nostril oval and greatly enlarged; large observable scales on posterior part of maxilla; pored lateral line scales extending onto median membrane of caudal-fin rays; no tooth patches on supralamellar tooth patch on the outer face of the first four gill arches and no tooth patch on the basihyal; denticulations on ventral border of first and second infraorbital bones; no parapophysis on the first 5 abdominal vertebrae; epineurals on the first 7–8 abdominal vertebrae; supraneural bones formula 0/0/0 + II/I + I/; dorsal-fin rays VII– I, 15; anal-fin rays III, 14; caudal fin with posterior border rounded; procurrent spur present; caudal spur absent; vertebrae 11 + 14 = 25 (Iwasuki et. al. 2018).
Author: Bray, D.J. 2018

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Hypopterus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 23 Mar 2023,


Iwatsuki 2018. Validity of Psammoperca datnioides Richardson 1848 and redescriptions of P. waigiensis Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1828 and Hypopterus macropterus (Günther 1859) in the family Latidae (Perciformes) from the Indo-West Pacific. Zootaxa 4402 (3): 467–486 abstract