Genus Metavelifer


A monotypic genus with the single species, the Common Veilfin, Metavelifer multiradiatus, found from eastern Africa to Hawaii.

Characters include: Dorsal fin rays high, increasing in height to the very long and filamentous 6th ray, then decreasing in height to the low posterior portion of the fin; rays in anterior half of fin simple, those in posterior half branched.

Author: Dianne J. Bray

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Dianne J. Bray, Metavelifer in Fishes of Australia, accessed 13 Jul 2024,