Australian Museum Journal Skeleton of Luvarus imperialis, Rafinesque. (A fish new to the western Pacific fauna)

Shortform:
Waite, 1902, Rec. Aust. Mus. 4(7): 292–297
Author(s):
Waite, Edgar R.
Year published:
1902
Title:
Skeleton of Luvarus imperialis, Rafinesque. (A fish new to the western Pacific fauna)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
4
Issue:
7
Start page:
292
End page:
297
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.4.1902.1105
Language:
English
Plates:
plate xlvi
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; OSTEOLOGY
Digitized:
13 November 2008
Available online:
05 March 2009
Reference number:
1105
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (82kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1163kb PDF)

Abstract

Luvarus, known from the Mediterranean, the Atlantic (from Madeira northwards to the coast of Cornwall), and also off the Californian coast, is now to be added to the Australian fauna. On September 5th last, the Curator received information from Mr. J. A. Brodie; Chief Inspector of Fisheries for New South Wales, that a strange fish had been stranded at Bermagui. The communication was accompanied by a rough sketch, and the following particulars noted by Mr. Elias Laycock, one of the Fishery Inspectors: " Length about six feet two inches, girth four feet eight inches, spread of tail two feet three inches, weight between two and three hundredweight, colour salmon and silver, flesh white."