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Scott, EOG (1976) Observations on some Tasmanian fishes Part XXII. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 110. pp. 157-218. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

Three species, Raja dentata Klunzinger, 1872 (Rajidae), Alabes pay'))ulus McCulloch,
1909 (Alabetidae), Acanthistius serratus (Cuvier, 1828) (Epincphelidae) are added to
the local list; some observations are made on the material on which the two latter
records are based. It is pointed out that while Somniosus antarcticus Whitley, 1939
(Somniosidae) does not appear in Australian, but is sometimes included in New Zealand,
catalogues, the type locality, Macquarie Island, is formally part of a Tasmanian
municipality.
A first record in Tasmanian waters of Halsydrus maximus (Gunner, 1765) (Halsydridae)
in 1936 is supplemented by two records in January and March 1974; one specimen is
figured.
General observations are made as follows. Echelidae, morphometric data, coloration
in 20 specimens of Muraenichthys ogilbyi Fowler, 1908: Scorpidae, relative growth,
development of color pattern in Atypichthys strigatus (Gunther, 1860): Trichiuridae,
Tasmanian material of Lepidopus caudatas (Euphrasen, 1788), status of L. lex Phillipps
1932, discounted: Soleidae, new locality record for Zebrias fasoiatus (Macleay, 18821):
Gobiescocidae,general review of the three Tasmanian species, Creocle cardinalis (Ramsay, 1882), Aspasmogaster tasmaniensis (Gunther 1861), Cochleoceps spatula
(Gunther, 1861): Gobiidae, morphometric and other data on long series of Arenigobius
bifrenatus (Kner, 1865) and A. tamarensis (Johnston, 1883): Scorpaenidae, juveniles,
growth curve of Gymnapistes marmoratus (Cuvier, 1829): Aploactidae, Aploaotisoma milesii (Richardson, 1850), general description, length-position relationships of spines and
rays, subspecific status.
Keys are provided to Tasmanian representatives of the families Alabetidae,
Epinephelidae.

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. 157-218
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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Date Deposited: 28 May 2012 04:30
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:37
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