|Summary of Physopyxis|
|Identification||Physopyxis can be distinguished from the other Doradidae by the miniature size (adults generally less than 31 mm SL) and a unique combination of additional features: extreme development of the exposed pectoral girdle; well developed coracoid process longer than the postcleithral process; anterior plate of the nuchal shield absent; dorsal spine serrated only along the basal portion of its anterior margin; two infraorbital bones in young that become fused into a single plate in adult specimens; pectoral spine reaching to base of anal fin.|
|Size||Smallest 22mm, largest 35mm, average 26mm, most commonly 35mm. All SL.|
|Species||There are 3 "species" in the database|
|Keepers||1 species (33%) are being kept by registered keepers|
|New spp. / time||
|Most Kept Species|
|1.||Physopyxis lyra (100%)|
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