Sandpaper Velvetfish, Adventor elongatus (Whitley 1952)


Other Names: Visitor

Sandpaper Velvetfish, Adventor elongatus. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial

Summary:
A dark-reddish chocolate-brown velvetfish, with irregular variegated paler and darker areas, particularly on the fins, small dark-brown ocelli on top of the head, nape, and around the spinous dorsal fin, and indistinct brown spots along the inner posterior margin of the gill-opening. 

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Bray, D.J. 2019, Adventor elongatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 19 Jul 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2169

Sandpaper Velvetfish, Adventor elongatus (Whitley 1952)

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Distribution

Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia, to Moreton Bay, Queensland. Elsewhere the species occurs in New Guinea.

Etymology

The specific name is from the Latin adventor, a visitor. 

Species Citation

Membracidichthys (Adventor) elongatus Whitley 1952, Records of the Australian Museum 23(1): 27. Type locality: Tiflis Passage, Moreton Bay, Queensland.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2019

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Sandpaper Velvetfish, Adventor elongatus (Whitley 1952)

References


Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. 

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers. Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls. 

Johnson, J.W. 1999. Annotated checklist of the fishes of Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 43(2): 709-762 

Johnson, J.W. 2004. Two new species and two new records of aploactinid fishes (Pisces: Scorpaeniformes) from Australia. Records of the Australian Museum 56(2): 179-188 

Johnson, J.W. 2010. Fishes of the Moreton Bay Marine Park and adjacent continental shelf waters, Queensland, Australia. pp. 299-353 in Davie, P.J.F. & Phillips, J.A. Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Marine Biological Workshop, The Marine Fauna and Flora of Moreton Bay. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 54(3) 

Larson, H.K., Williams, R.S. & Hammer, M.P. 2013. An annotated checklist of the fishes of the Northern Territory, Australia. Zootaxa 3696(1): 1-293 

Munro, I.S.R. 1967. The Fishes of New Guinea. Port Moresby : Dept. Agric. Stock Fish. 651 pp. 23 figs 84 pls. 

Poss, S.G. 1999. Families Scorpaenidae, Caracanthidae, Aploactinidae. pp. 2291-2358 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 4 pp. 2069-2790. 

Poss, S.G. & Eschmeyer, W.N. 1978. Two new Australian velvetfishes, genus Paraploactis (Scorpaeniformes : Aploactinidae) with a revision of the genus and comments on the genera and species of the Aploactinidae. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 41(18): 401-426 figs 1-14 

Whitley, G.P. 1952. Two new scorpion fishes from Queensland. Records of the Australian Museum 23(1): 25-28 figs 1-2 DOI: 10.3853/j.0067-1975.23.1952.618 Open access

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CAAB Code:37290004

Danger:Venomous spines

Depth:3-106 m

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