Little Wolf, Astronesthes lupina Whitley 1941

Illustration of the holotype of the Little Wolf, Astronesthes lupina, CSIRO B.1704, from off Port Stephens, New South Wales. Source: Gilbert P. Whitley, Fig. 5, in Whitley (1941) Australian Zoologist 10(1): 1-50 / Biodiversity Heritage Library. License: CC BY Attribution

The holotype of this species is a larval specimen, and the validity of its scientific name is yet to be determined as the adult characters are not developed.

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Bray, D.J. 2019, Astronesthes lupina in Fishes of Australia, accessed 16 Apr 2024,

Little Wolf, Astronesthes lupina Whitley 1941

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Known only from the holotype collected off Port Stephens, New South Wales.

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Astronesthes (Warreenula) lupina Whitley 1941, Aust. Zool. 10(1): 5, fig. 5. Type locality: Off Port Stephens, 32°40'S, 152°22'E, New South Wales, Australia.


Bray, D.J. 2019


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Little Wolf, Astronesthes lupina Whitley 1941


Harold, A.S. 1999. Families Gonostomatidae, Sternoptychidae, Phosichthyidae, Astronesthidae, Stomiidae, ChaulioIdontidae, Melanostomiidae, Idiacanthidae, Malacosteidae. pp. 1896-1917 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 3 pp. 1397-2068.

Whitley, G.P. 1941. Ichthyological notes and illustrations. The Australian Zoologist 10(1): 1-50 figs 1-32 pls 1-2 See ref at BHL

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