Shortsnout Threadsail, Hime curtirostris (Thomson 1967)

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Shortsnout Threadsail, Hime curtirostris (Thomson 1967)

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Coral Sea off Raine Island, Queensland, to south of Gabo Island, Victoria.

Species Citation

Aulopus curtirostris Thomson 1967, Proc. Linn. Soc. N. S. W. 92(1): 147, fig. 2. Type locality: off Cape Moreton, Queensland.


Bray, D.J. 2018


Australian Faunal Directory

Shortsnout Threadsail, Hime curtirostris (Thomson 1967)


Gomon, M.F., Struthers, C.D. & A.L. Stewart. 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 

Gomon, M.F. & Struthers, C.D. 2015. Three new fishes of the Indo-Pacific fish genus Hime (Aulopidae, Aulopiformes), all resembling the type species H. japonica (G√ľnther 1877). Zootaxa 4044(3): 371-390 

Parin, N.V. & Kotlyar, A.N. 1989. A new aulopodid species, Hime microps, from the eastern South Pacific, with comments on geographic variations of H. japonica. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 35(4): 407-413 

Paxton, J.R. & Niem, V.H. 1999. Families Aulopidae, Chlorophthalmidae, Ipnopidae, Scopelarchidae, Notosudidae. pp. 1919-1927 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 3 pp. 1397-2068. 

Thomson, J.M. 1967. New species and new records of fish from Queensland. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 92(1): 145-150 figs 1-2

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CAAB Code:37117003

Depth:64-400 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:19.5 cm SL


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