Animal Species:Paradise Threadfin Bream, Pentapodus paradiseus (Günther, 1859)

Standard Common Name

Paradise Threadfin Bream

Alternative Name/s

Blue-banded Whiptail, Blue-faced Whiptail, Butterfly Bream, China Fish, Long-tail Perch, Paddy, Paradise Butterfish, Paradise Whiptail, Paradise-fish, Rainbow, Rainbow Paradise Fish, Whiptail

Identification

The Paradise Threadfin Bream is brownish above, pale below and has a blue lateral stripe. The upper lobe of the caudal fin is filamantous. Juveniles have a  black lateral stripe and a yellow stripe on the upper sides.

Size range

The species grows to 30 cm in length.

Distribution

It occurs in tropical waters of the tropical Western Pacific region.

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.

Pentapodus paradiseus

Classification

Species:
paradiseus
Genus:
Pentapodus
Family:
Nemipteridae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. 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.
  2. Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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