Animal Species:Piedtip Cucumberfish, Paraulopus okamurai Sato & Nakabo, 2002
Standard Common Name
The caudal (tail) fin of the Piedtip Cucumberfish is black with a white band on the upper lobe. The lower lobe has a white tip.
The largest specimen examined in the original description was 315.4 mm in standard length.
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.
- Sato, T. & T. Nakabo, 2003. Two new species of Paraulopus (Osteichthyes: Alopiformes) from New Zealand and eastern Australia, and comparisons with P.nigripinnis. Species Diersity. 7: 393-404.
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology