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Observations on some Tasmanian fishes: Part XXIX

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Scott, EOG (1983) Observations on some Tasmanian fishes: Part XXIX. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 117. pp. 167-202. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

REGALECIDAE. Regalecus glesne Ascanius, 1772: recent local stranding. TRACHIPTERIDAE. A comprehensive study has been made of seven Tasmanian dealfish determined as Trachipterus arawatae Clarke, 1881. Unfortunate misapprehensions by Australasian authors of the status of the genera Trachipterus Gouan, 1770, Desmodema Walters & Fitch, 1960 and Zu Walters & Fitch, 1960 have led to widespread and continued confusion regarding deal fishes in the local literature: a chronological synopsis of emended names is provided. the genus Zu is here recorded for the first time from Australian waters, a specimen from Stanley being provisionally determined as Z. cristatus (Bonelli, 1820). EMMELICHTHYIDAE. Emmelichthys nitidus Richardson, 1845: general observations on an example about two-thirds grown. PEMPHERIDAE. Parapriacanthus elongatus (McCulloch, 1911): general observations, special reference to coloration. SOLEIDAE. Zebrias fasciata (Macleay, 1882): two additional local records; some unusual features.

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. 167-202
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 25 May 2012 04:12
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:36
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/14049
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