Abstract

The use for the first time of prawn- and otter-trawls in southern Queensland bays in recent years has yielded some interesting fishes which escaped the notice of fishermen and naturalists employing more familiar methods of collecting. Perhaps the most remarkable-looking of these novelties are the various Scorpion Fishes which lurk amongst rocks or weeds, resembling their surroundings, and provided with venomous spines for attack or defence. These Scorpaenidae may be very local in distribution and are specialised, or even grotesque, in shape. Through the courtesy of the Secretary and Chief Administration Officer of the Department of Harbours and Marine, Brisbane (Mr. E. Coulter) and the Government Ichthyologist (Mr. T. C. Marshall), I have been enabled to examine and report upon two very interesting specimens which are evidently new to science, and which are accordingly named below.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Whitley, 1952, Rec. Aust. Mus. 23(1): 25–28
Author
Gilbert P. Whitley
Year
1952
Title
Two new Scorpion Fishes from Queensland
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
23
Issue
1
Start Page
25
End Page
28
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.23.1952.618
Language
English
Date Published
16 June 1952
Cover Date
16 June 1952
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
FISHES
Digitized
22 April 2009
Available Online
22 July 2009
Reference Number
618
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