Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes
(Grinners) > Paraulopidae
Etymology: Paraulopus: Paraulopus refers to a taxon related to Aulopus, both being included in the Aulopiformes.; longianalis: Name from Latin 'longus' for ‘long’ and 'analis' for ‘anal fin’, referring to the
enlarged anal fin in males of this species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 150 - 312 m (Ref. 84674). Tropical
Eastern Indian Ocean: off the west coast of Western Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 84674)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9 - 11;
Vertebrae: 43 - 46. This species is distinguished by the following characters: no dark pigment on buccal cavity; pale body, usually with large faint dusky spots in several longitudinal series midlaterally on side; pale adipose fin; transparent caudal fin, though dusky near base of each lobe;
supraocular ridges extending nearly to predorsal scales; scales above lateral line 4.5; cheek scales in 2 rows; nearly cylindrical head and body with body tapering little posteriorly in dorsal view; large eye; tiny adipose dorsal fin, its length 4.7-10.6% HL; deep anal fin in males, the posterior tip reaching nearly to posterior edge of hypurals when depressed; short pectoral fin, extending to below middle of dorsal fin base (Ref. 84674).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Sato, T., M.F. Gomon and T. Nakabo, 2009. Two new Australian species of the Paraulopus nigripinnis complex (Aulopiformes: Paraulopidae). Ichthyol Res (2010) 57:254-262. (Ref. 84674)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 14.4 - 20.4, mean 16.5 (based on 19 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00151 (0.00055 - 0.00418), b=3.06 (2.82 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .