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This week in Fish: Banded (not sliced) Cucumberfish

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 12 Oct 2012

This week we feature a rare Banded Cucumberfish that was caught at a depth of about 500 m. The species was only scientifically named in 2010. Thank you to Hal Epstein for sending images, then dropping the fish off at the museum.  Welcome also to Ghost Flathead researcher Yuki Nagano who is visiting this week.

Banded Cucumberfish - head

Hal Epstein © Hal Epstein

New visitor:

Yuki Nagano

New images:

Banded Cucumberfish, Paraulopus balteatus
Banded Cucumberfish - dorsal fin
Banded Cucumberfish - head
Piedtip Cucumberfish, Paraulopus okamurai
Fringefin Trevally, Pantolabus radiatus
Scissortail, Psenes pellucidus
Shark clasper
Shark claspers
Toothbrush Leatherjacket, Acanthaluteres vittiger

New factsheets:

Banded Cucumberfish, Paraulopus balteatus
Whitespotted Dogfish, Squalus acanthias

New image gallery:

Cucumberfishes

New movies:

Fimbriate Moray, Gymnothorax fimbriatus
Greynurse Shark, Carcharias taurus
Mulloway, Argyrosomus japonicus

New family index:

Paraulopidae - Cucumberfishes

Tags fishes, ichthyology, Yuki Nagano, Banded Cucumberfish,