Animal Species:Blacktip Cucumberfish, Paraulopus nigripinnis (Günther, 1878)
Cucumber Fish, Greeneyes
The Blacktip Cucumberfish can be recognised by its colouration. It is greenish above, silvery below and has black dorsal and caudal fin tips.
It grows to about 28 cm in length.
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.
It is a bottom dwelling species that is known from depths of 65 m to 600 m.
- Gomon, M.F., Bray, D. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 2008. The Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Reed New Holland. Pp. 928.
- 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