Animal Species:Blacktip Cucumberfish, Paraulopus nigripinnis (Günther, 1878)

Blacktip Cucumberfish, Paraulopus nigripinnis

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Standard Common Name

Blacktip Cucumberfish

Alternative Name/s

Cucumber Fish, Greeneyes

Identification

The Blacktip Cucumberfish can be recognised by its colouration. It is greenish above, silvery below and has black dorsal and caudal fin tips.

Size range

It grows to about 28 cm in length.

Distribution

It occurs in southern Australian waters and in New Zealand.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Paraulopus nigripinnis

Habitat

 It is a bottom dwelling species that is known from depths of 65 m to 600 m.

Classification

Species:
nigripinnis
Genus:
Paraulopus
Family:
Paraulopidae
Order:
Aulopiformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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References

  1. Gomon, M.F., Bray, D. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 2008. The Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Reed New Holland. Pp. 928.
  2. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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