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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Aulopiformes
Family: Paraulopidae
Tomoyasu Sato & Nakabo, 2002
Genus: Paraulopus
Tomoyasu Sato & Nakabo, 2002

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Paraulopus is the only genus in the family Paraulopidae, a family of grinners in the order Aulopiformes. They are commonly known as cucumberfishes, but locally some other Teleostei are also known by that name. They were considered in the Chlorophthalmidae or greeneye family until 2001.[1]

The fishes tend to be slender and cylindrical, with large eyes and a large terminal mouth with only slightly protruding lower jaw.[1]


The currently recognized species in this genus are: [2]


  1. ^ a b Bray, Dianne; Gomon, Martin. "Family PARAULOPIDAE". Fishes of Australia. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Paraulopus in FishBase. April 2012 version.