provided by World Register of Marine Species
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific. Lower jaw jutting forward. Dorsal fin with the anterior rays often long. One spine in pelvic fin; soft rays 5. Lateral line running along mid-flanks. Trichonotus setiger (type species of Trichonotus) possesses a distinct iris flap or lappet composed of several elongate strands running over the lens. Deep V-shaped notch on posterior margin of lateral line scales.
- WoRMS Editorial Board