Himantolophus stewarti Pietsch & Kenaley 2011

Other Names: Stewart's Footballfish

Holotype of Himantolophus stewarti, CSIRO H.5652-01, from the South Tasman Rise, Tasmania (124 mm SL). Source: Pietsch & Kenaley 2011, Copeia 2011(4): 490, Fig. 1. License: All rights reserved

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Bray, D.J. 2015, Himantolophus stewarti in Fishes of Australia, accessed 03 Dec 2023, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/4802

Himantolophus stewarti Pietsch & Kenaley 2011

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Off eastern, southern and western Tasmania, to the Great Australian Bight, South Australia; also off Macquarie Island. Elsewhere the species is circumglobal in temperate waters of the Southern Hemisphere.


Named in honour Andrew Stewart of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongerewa (Te Papa), Wellington, for his years of service to the world ichthyological community and for his many published contributions to ichthyology.

Species Citation

Himantolophus stewarti Pietsch & Kenaley 2011, Copeia 2011(4): 490, figs 1-2. Type locality: South Tasman Rise, 400 km south of Tasmania, 47°09’S, 148°44’E. 


Bray, D.J. 2015


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Himantolophus stewarti Pietsch & Kenaley 2011


Pietsch, T.W. 2009. Oceanic Anglerfishes. Extraordinary Diversity in the Deep Sea. Berkeley and Los Angeles : University of California Press pp. i-xii + 1-557. (in part as Himantolophus appeli)

Pietsch, T.W. & Kenaley, C.P. 2011. A new species of deep-sea ceratioid anglerfish, genus Himantolophus (Lophiiformes: Himantolophidae), from southern waters of all three major oceans of the world. Copeia 2011(4): 490-496.

Stewart, A.L., Pietsch, T.W. & Kenaley, C.P.  2015. Family Himantolophidae, pp. 908-915, in Roberts, C.D., Stewart, A.L. & Struthers, C.D. The Fishes of New Zealand. Wellington : Te Papa Press Vol. 3 pp. 577-1152.

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CAAB Code:37215004

Depth:400-1413 m


Max Size:12.4 cm SL

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