'Chironemidae' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Zoology and Animal Sciences


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

; subclass Actinopterygii, order Perciformes)

A family of marine coastal fish. Because of the high-backed body profile, and the lower pectoral ray tips projecting free from the fin membrane, the kelpfish resemble the morwongs (family Cheilodactylidae) but have a truncate tail fin and fewer (less than nine) soft anal-fin rays. Their somewhat marbled colour pattern allows them to hide easily in shallow rocky areas. There are about four species, found in temperate waters around the Tasman Sea.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.