Genus: Enneanectes, Triplefin, Triplefins
no nape cirri
operculum +/- scales
LL 2 sections
Head moderate, body slender; a short, broad cirrus over eye, no cirri on nape; no teeth on sides of roof of mouth; top of head and upper opercular margin spiny; 3 dorsal fins: III + X-XIII + 7-10, normally some soft rays branched; anal soft rays14-20; pelvics I (imbedded), 2; scales medium to large, 29-36 in longitudinal series; operculum with or without a patch of rough scales; body scales rough; lateral line in 2 straight, slightly overlapping sections, scales on front part pored (10-17), those on rear part notched (16-22).
A neotropical genus with 18 species; 9 endemics occur in our area.