Cepola pauciradiata is a species of bandfish in the family Cepolidae. It is found on the Atlantic coast of Africa from Mauritiana to Angola, and off the coast of the Cape Verde islands. It is found on the ocean bottom at depths from 40 to 180 metres (130 to 590 ft). The maximum length recorded for this species is 70.0 centimetres (27.6 in). This species is known as the red bandfish, a name given to most of the other members of the genus Cepola, especially the European species, Cepola macrophthalma.