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On a probably new species of Lamprey found in Tasmania

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Hall, Edward Swarbreck (1865) On a probably new species of Lamprey found in Tasmania. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 77-78.

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Abstract

The singular fish I have the honor to lay before this monthly meeting of the Society, was transmitted to me by the Rev. E. C. Marum, of Jerusalem, with the request that I would present it to the Museum, if worthy of acceptance. It was caught by Mr. John Ibbott, near Stockdale, six miles south of Jerusalem, whilst netting for rock-roach, in the Coal River. This part of the river is entirely fresh water, and far above tidal influence. When removed from the net it was living, and firmly adhering by its sucker-like mouth to a rock-roach fish. "When placed in a dish of water," says the Rev. Mr. Marum, "he at once adjusted his pouch charmingly, reminding me of the days when I used a set of bladders in learning to swim; he seemed to sink and rise then as a boat or ship does when at anchor as the waves or ripples move them."

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 77-78
Additional Information: In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2012 06:20
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:42
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/14986
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