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Genus: Bullisichthys, Basses, Pugnose Bass Grouper

All Families:   All Genera:   All Species:

snout v short
forehead concave
D X, 13-14; no notch
anus nearer pelvics base than A





Body elongate, compressed; head short, snout very short, concave; eye very large; opercle with 3 spines; front nostril tubular; rear of top jaw exposed when mouth closed; anus closer to insertion of pelvic fins than to anal fin; dorsal fin X, 13-14, no notch between spines and rays; anal fin III,7; pelvics I, 5; lateral line complete, curves up under front of dorsal fin; scales rough, cover head, body and tail fin base.

A genus with a single, Caribbean species.