Pholidichthys is a genus of ray-finned fish which consists of two species of the tropical Pacific Ocean. It is the only genus in the family Pholidichthyidae, one of two families in the order Cichliformes.[1]

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Pholidichthys leucotaenia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Pholidichthyidae
D.S. Jordan, 1896
Genus: Pholidichthys
Bleeker, 1856
Type species
Pholidichthys leucotaenia
Bleeker, 1856


The following two species are found within this genus and family:[2]


  1. ^ J. S. Nelson; T. C. Grande; M. V. H. Wilson (2016). Fishes of the World (5th ed.). Wiley. p. 752. ISBN 978-1-118-34233-6.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2018). "Pholidichthyidae" in FishBase. June 2018 version.