|Family||Scientific Name||Author||Year||Common Name|
|Zeidae||Zenopis conchifera||(Lowe)||1852||Buckler Dory|
Unique Characters: Moderate-sized oval fishes, head and body greatly compressed; body depth greater than head length, contained 1.5-2.1 times in standard length. Head bones thin and soft. Mouth large, oblique, the upper jaw extremely protrusile; maxilla widely expanded posteriorly, and mostly exposed when mouth is closed. Dorsal fin with 9 or 10 long, flexible spines, the third or fourth spines longer than head. Anal fin with 1-3 spines and 24-30 soft rays. Dorsal-, anal-, and pectoral-fin rays unbranched. Caudal fin convex, with 13 or 14 principal rays and 11 or 12 branched rays. Pectoral fin with 12-14 soft rays, much shorter than head length or pelvic fins. Pelvic fins with 1 slender spine and 5 rays; fin origin anterior to a vertical at pectoral-fin base. Scales minute or absent. Body silvery.
Similar Species: None.