Genus Lophiodes


A genus of goosefishes with at least five species in Australian waters.

Species have a moderately flattened body, a very depressed broad head with smooth bony ridges between the eyes, and two spines at the rear and a spine on either side of the symphysis of the lower jaw. The gill openings extend below, behind and in front of the pectoral-fin bases.

The dorsal fin consists of three slender spines on the head, the first modified into a fishing lure, followed by 1-3 spines behind the head, some or all embedded in skin, and a rounded soft-rayed portion with 8 rays.

Author: Martin F. Gomon

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Martin F. Gomon, Lophiodes in Fishes of Australia, accessed 23 Jul 2024,