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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Atheriniformes
Family: Phallostethidae
Genus: Phallostethus
Regan, 1913

3 recognized species, see article.

Phallostethus is a small genus of priapum fish native to freshwater and brackish habitats in southeast Asia.


The currently recognized species in this genus are: [1][2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Phallostethus in FishBase. June 2012 version.
  2. ^ a b Shibukawa, K., Tran, D.D. & Tran, L.X. (2012): Phallostethus cuulong, a new species of priapiumfish (Actinopterygii: Atheriniformes: Phallostethidae) from the Vietnamese Mekong. Zootaxa, 3363: 45–51.