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