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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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Gomon and Sato, 2004, Rec. Aust. Mus. 56(2): 195–199
Author
Martin F. Gomon; Tomoyasu Sato
Year
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
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