Juvenile Paradise Threadfin Bream Click to enlarge image
A juvenile Paradise Threadfin Bream, Pentapodus paradiseus, at a depth of 8m, Fly Point, Port Stephens, New South Wales, April 2010. Image: Dave Harasti
© Dave Harasti

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    paradiseus
    Genus
    Pentapodus
    Family
    Nemipteridae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    The species grows to 30 cm in length.

Identification

The Paradise Threadfin Bream is brownish above, pale below and has a blue lateral stripe. The upper lobe of the caudal fin is filamantous. Juveniles have a black lateral stripe and a yellow stripe on the upper sides.



Distribution

It occurs in tropical waters of the tropical Western Pacific region.

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.



References

  1. 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.
  2. Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.