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Family LEPIDOGALAXIIDAE Salamanderfish

Lepidogalaxias Mees 1961    lepido– scale, i.e., a scaled galaxiid, referring to its rudimentary scales, unique in the family Galaxiidae, in which it was classified at the time

Lepidogalaxias salamandroides Mees 1961    oides, having the form of: salamander, referring to the “striking superficial similarity [it] has to some smaller newts”