Genus Maroubra


Summary:

Temperate Australian and Japanese genus with 2 species, one endemic to Australian waters. Body elongate, trunk shallow; head aligned with body; snout moderately long; posterior angles of body rings somewhat elevated and produced to spine‑like points; STR and STAR discontinuous near rear of dorsal‑fin base; ITR and ITAR discontinuous; LTR confluent with LTAR and STAR; eggs brooded on open undersurface of trunk; tail not prehensile; opercles with complete ridge angled upward toward gill opening, with prominent supplemental ridges radiating below; dorsal fin closer to tip of  tail than head, with base of moderate length; anal fin tiny, below front half of dorsal fin; caudal fin tiny; pectoral fins present. 

Author: Martin F. Gomon & Dianne J. Bray

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Martin F. Gomon & Dianne J. Bray, Maroubra in Fishes of Australia, accessed 19 Feb 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/genus/869

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