Image: Banded Cucumberfish - dorsal fin

Banded Cucumberfish - dorsal fin

The dorsal fin of a Banded Cucumberfish caught on hook and line by Dr Jock Keene at a depth of about 500 m, Brown's Mountain (seamount) south-east of Sydney, New South Wales, October 2012.

Hal Epstein
© Hal Epstein


The distinct white fin margin and sub-marginal dark band are one of the characters that distinguish the species.

Thank you to Dr Martin Gomon for confirming the identification of the fish.

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Tags Paraulopidae, Banded cucumberfish, Paraulopus balteatus, fishes, ichthyology,