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Genus: Taenianotus, Scorpionfishes, Leaffishes

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body & head very compressed
D XII, sail-like, high at front
scales = spiny papillae



Head and body deep, highly compressed; no spines under eye; origin of dorsal fin over rear edge of eye, fin high and sail-like, with XII spines, second 2-3 spines highest, almost no notch between spines and rays, last ray attached to inner half of top of tail fin; scales in form of small, spiny papillae; pectorals large; anal III, 6; tail fin rounded; lateral line continuous.

This genus has a single Indo-Pacific species, present as a vagrant in the TEP