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Genus: Aphareus, Jobfishes

All Families:   All Genera:   All Species:

pointed head
D & A: end in filaments, bases scaleless
C: very forked
teeth minute, none on roof of mouth





Elongate, fusiform body; flat between eyes; snout pointed; lower jaw strongly projecting; teeth minute, no canines, none on roof of mouth;  tail deeply forked with pointed tips; dorsal continuous, without notch, X, 10-11; anal III, 8; dorsal and anal with last rays filamentous; pectoral long; scales small, dorsal and anal scaleless.

A tropical Indo-Pacific genus with 2 species, one widespread species occurs in our region.