Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    okamurai
    Genus
    Paraulopus
    Family
    Paraulopidae
    Order
    Aulopiformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    The largest specimen examined in the original description was 315.4 mm in standard length.

Identification

The caudal (tail) fin of the Piedtip Cucumberfish is black with a white band on the upper lobe. The lower lobe has a white tip.

Distribution

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.

Paraulopus okamurai

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. Sato, T. & T. Nakabo, 2003. Two new species of Paraulopus (Osteichthyes: Alopiformes) from New Zealand and eastern Australia, and comparisons with P.nigripinnis. Species Diersity. 7: 393-404.