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Paraulopus melanogrammus  Gomon & Sato, 2004

Blackline cucumberfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes (Grinners) > Paraulopidae (Cucumber fishes)
Etymology: Paraulopus: Paraulopus refers to a taxon related to Aulopus, both being included in the Aulopiformes.;  melanogrammus: Name from the Greek 'melano' meaning black and 'gramme' for line; referring to the distinctive black leading edge of the dorsal fin in this species.

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Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 184 - 606 m (Ref. 76813).   Subtropical

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Western Pacific: Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76813)

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Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10; Vertebrae: 47 - 49. This species is characterized by the following features: 15-17 (usually 16) pectoral-fin rays; 47-49 (usually 48) vertebrae; 4-5+15-17 (usually 16) gill-rakers, upper limb with 3 fully formed rakers and 1-2 rudiments; 47-49 (usually 48) lateral-line scales; 4.5 scales above lateral line; 3 rows of scales on cheeks; supraocular ridge above middle three-quarters of the eye; large eye 2.5-3.1 (mean 2.7) in head; moderately small adipose fin, 1.7-3.7% (mean 3.1%) SL; anal fin of moderate height, 20.1-24.9% (mean 22.7%) SL; pelvic fin is distinctly longer than pectoral fin; dorsal fin with distinctly black leading edge basally and distally in juveniles or along entire margin in adults (Ref. 76813).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Gomon, M.F. and T. Sato, 2004. A new cucumberfish (Paraulopidae) of the Paraulopus nigripinnis complex from central eastern Australia. Rec. aust. Mus. 56:195-199. (Ref. 76813)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00151 (0.00055 - 0.00416), b=3.06 (2.83 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.1   ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .