Animal Species:Paradise Threadfin Bream, Pentapodus paradiseus (Günther, 1859)
Standard Common Name
Paradise Threadfin Bream
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
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.
The species grows to 30 cm in length.
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.
- 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.
- 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