Genus Leptaulopus

A genus of threadsails differing from the other three genera of the family most noticeably in having a more slender body, a more posteriorly placed dorsal fin, and finer, more cardiform teeth in the jaws.

Leptaulopus is from the Greek leptos for ‘slender’ and aulopus, a name long applied to the broader group of fishes to which the genus belongs, in reference to the slender form of species in the genus.
Author: Gomon, M.F. 2015

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Gomon, M.F. 2015, Leptaulopus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 20 Jul 2024,


Gomon, M.F., Struthers, C.D. & Stewart, A.L. 2013. A new genus and two new species of the Family Aulopidae (Aulopiformes), commonly referred to as aulopus, flagfins, sergeant bakers or threadsails, in Australasian Waters. Species Diversity 18: 141–161.