Cat-eLog Right Arrow Doradidae Right Arrow Astrodoradinae Right Arrow The genus Physopyxis

Jump to next section 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.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
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
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Physopyxis lyra (100%)

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