Australian Museum Journal A new cucumberfish (Paraulopidae) of the Paraulopus nigripinnis complex from central eastern Australia

Shortform:
Gomon and Sato, 2004, Rec. Aust. Mus. 56(2): 195–199
Author(s):
Gomon, Martin F.; Sato, Tomoyasu
Year published:
2004
Title:
A new cucumberfish (Paraulopidae) of the Paraulopus nigripinnis complex from central eastern Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
56
Issue:
2
Start page:
195
End page:
199
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.56.2004.1417
Language:
English
Date published:
07 July 2004
Cover date:
07 July 2004
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
FISHES
Digitized:
07 July 2004
Available online:
07 July 2004
Reference number:
1417
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (13kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (76kb PDF)

Abstract

A new species of cucumberfish, Paraulopus melanogrammus, is described from upper slope depths of southern Queensland and northern New South Wales in the western Tasman Sea. It is distinguishable from other members of the P. nigripinnis complex, with which it shares 4.5-5.5 scales above the lateral line, the presence of supraocular ridges and a large maximum size, by a combination of characters, including a distinctive black leading edge along the full anterior margin of the dorsal fin of adults. In juveniles, the black margin is broken by a pale space midway along the fin.

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