WoRMS taxon details

Histiophryne maggiewalker Arnold & Pietsch, 2011

712510  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:712510)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh
Arnold, R. J.; Pietsch, T. W. (2011). A new species of frogfish of the genus Histiophryne (Teleostei: Lophiiformes: Antennariidae) from Queensland, Australia. Zootaxa. 2925: 63-68. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Holotype  QM I.38176, geounit Alexandria Bay (found...  
Holotype QM I.38176, geounit Alexandria Bay (found washed up on the beach of Alexandria Bay, Noosa Heads, southeast Queensland) [details]
Distribution Known only from shallow inshore waters of Queensland, Australia, all specimens collected within 130 kilometers, in 7–12 m...  
Distribution Known only from shallow inshore waters of Queensland, Australia, all specimens collected within 130 kilometers, in 7–12 m of water; the holotype washed up on the beach of Alexandria Bay, Noosa Heads, southeast Queensland. Four specimens, a non-gravid female, male, and two juveniles, were collected.
together. [details]

Etymology This species is named in honor of Maggie Walker for her service and dedication to science and education at the University...  
Etymology This species is named in honor of Maggie Walker for her service and dedication to science and education at the University of Washington and The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Histiophryne maggiewalker Arnold & Pietsch, 2011. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=712510 on 2018-09-19
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2012-12-21 12:57:20Z
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original description Arnold, R. J.; Pietsch, T. W. (2011). A new species of frogfish of the genus Histiophryne (Teleostei: Lophiiformes: Antennariidae) from Queensland, Australia. Zootaxa. 2925: 63-68. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype QM I.38176, geounit Alexandria Bay (found washed up on the beach of Alexandria Bay, Noosa Heads, southeast Queensland) [details]
From other sources
Distribution Known only from shallow inshore waters of Queensland, Australia, all specimens collected within 130 kilometers, in 7–12 m of water; the holotype washed up on the beach of Alexandria Bay, Noosa Heads, southeast Queensland. Four specimens, a non-gravid female, male, and two juveniles, were collected.
together. [details]

Ecology While some frogfishes are notorious for their insatiable appetite, including tendencies to cannibalize one another, it is possible these four were living together peacefully. We might even be tempted to speculate that the two juveniles are the offspring of one or both of the adults. [details]

Etymology This species is named in honor of Maggie Walker for her service and dedication to science and education at the University of Washington and The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. [details]