Australian Museum Journal New records or recurrences of rare fishes from eastern Australia

Shortform:
Waite, 1902, Rec. Aust. Mus. 4(7): 263–273
Author(s):
Waite, Edgar R.
Year published:
1902
Title:
New records or recurrences of rare fishes from eastern Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
4
Issue:
7
Start page:
263
End page:
273
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.4.1902.1102
Language:
English
Plates:
plates xli–xliii
Date published:
25 August 1902
Cover date:
25 August 1902
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
FISHES; BIOGEOGRAPHY
Digitized:
13 November 2008
Available online:
03 March 2009
Reference number:
1102
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (89kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1764kb PDF)

Abstract

In the present paper I record three fishes not previously recognised from New South Wales. Food is the chief matter dealt with under Cetorhinus maximus, Gunner; a short description is given of a specimen of Tetragonurus cuvieri, Risso, taken in our waters; and Pomadasis hasta, Cuvier and Valenciennes, is recorded from an example secured in the Richmond River. A catch of three specimens of Chimoera ogilbyi, Waite, is recorded, and descriptions and figures each of Prototroctes maraena, Gunther, and Harpe vulpina, Richardson, are furnished, both species being very rare in our waters. Finally, a description is published of Valenciennia longipinnis, Bennett, from an example taken on the Barrier Reef, Queensland. The nature of the original figure suggested the advisability of re-illustrating the species. I have, therefore, taken great pains with the drawing now offered.

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