Genus Panturichthys

Panturichthys Pellegrin, 1913

Body greatly elongate, slender; trunk much shorter than head, the latter with median crest on top; eyes minute, under skin. Mouth rather short, lips well developed. Outer row of conical maxillary teeth much longer than inner rows; vomerine teeth granular, connecting with premaxillary patch. Gill openings latero-ventral, well separated. Origin of dorsal fin always before level of gill opening.

See family for biology, etc.

Species 3; in Clofnam area 2.

Recent revisions: Ben-Tuvia (1956), Blache (1968), Saldanha (1969).

Species of this genus in the program:
Panturichthys fowleri
Panturichthys mauretanicus