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Genus: Xenichthys, Salemas

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large eye
D: deeply notched, 2nd part longer base
A 17-18



Elongate, compressed; head conical, compressed; eyes large; chin with 2 pairs of pores, rear pores larger, well separated, not in a hole; mouth short, oblique, lower jaw projecting; teeth minute, in bands on jaws, on roof of mouth; dorsal fin - spiny and soft parts almost separate, XII spines, 17-18 rays, soft fin with longer base than spiny fin; tail shallowly forked; anal - III small spines, 17-18 rays, soft part similar in size and form to soft dorsal.

A tropical and subtropical eastern Pacific endemic genus with 3 species found in our region.