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Trichonotus filamentosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Trichonotidae
Bleeker, 1859
Genus: Trichonotus
Bloch & J. G. Schneider, 1801

Trichonotus is a genus of marine perciform fishes. Species of Trichonotus are distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific.[1] This genus is the only member of the family Trichonotidae.


Trichonotus species have jutting lower jaws, five soft rays, and single pelvic spines. In males, the anterior rays on their dorsal fins may be extended. Their lateral lines run along the middle flank. On the back end of the lateral line scales is a deep, V-shaped notch. The type species is Trichonotus setiger.[1]


There are currently 10 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2015). Species of Trichonotus in FishBase. April 2015 version.
  2. ^ Katayama, E. & Endo, H. (2010): Redescription of a Sanddiver, Trichonotus blochii (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Trichonotidae), with Confirmation of Its Validity. Species Diversity, 15 (1): 1-10.
  3. ^ Katayama, E., Motomura, H. & Endo, H. (2012): A new species of Trichonotus (Perciformes: Trichonotidae) from Somalia and redescription of Trichonotus cyclograptus (Alcock, 1890) with designation of a lectotype. Zootaxa, 3565: 31-43.