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Observations on some Tasmanian fishes - Pt XVIII

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Scott, EOG (1971) Observations on some Tasmanian fishes - Pt XVIII. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 105. pp. 119-144. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

Two new forms are described: Nannopera australis flindersi subsp.nov. (Nannopercidae) from Fiinders lsland; Kyphosuis diemenensis sp. nov.(Kyphosidae), from the north coast of Tasmania (figured). One species is added to the local list: Crapatalus arenarius McCulloch, 1915 (Leptoscopidae). Some miscellaneous observations are made as follows. Haplochitonidae: Lovettia sealii (Johnston), 1883, specification of a sample, general remarks on whitebait. Syngnathidae: Urocampus carinirostris Castelnau, 1872, supernumerary opercular ridges, records of pipefish breeding seasons; Leptoichthys fistularius Kaup, 1853, regeneration of caudal extremety, scute development; Lissocampus caudalis Waite & Hale, 1921. disposition of ova in marsupium. Nannopercidae: general remarks on family, descriptions of small samples of Nannopera (australis australis Gunther, 1861 and N.a. tasmaniae(Johnston), 1883, with some results at variance with published specifications, data on 2 undetermined specimens from King lsland, new subspecies as above. Kyphosidae: key to Australian members of family, new species as above (first Tasmanian kyphosid). Xiphiidae: Xiphias gladius Linne, 1758, dimensions of an East Coast example, taxonomic status of the Australian broad bill swordfish. Ophidiidae: Genypterus microstomus Regan, 1903, large examples, key to Tasmanian members of family. Tetraodontidae: Tetraodon armilla McCulloch & Waite, 1915, notes on a specimen, remarks all the family.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 119-144
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 18 May 2012 04:17
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:32
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