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Note on Clinus despicillatus, Richardson, and Bovichthys variegatus, ibid.

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Johnston, Robert Mackenzie (1882) Note on Clinus despicillatus, Richardson, and Bovichthys variegatus, ibid. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. p. 170.

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Abstract

I recently obtained two specimens of the genus Clinus,
which was known to be viviparous long before the time of
the great French naturalist, Cuvier. It is stated by Dr.
Gunther that Bloch verified this fact in the diagnosis of
Clinus superciliosus. One of the two species which I have
referred to was examined by me, and was found to be full of
young fish, most of them having just burst the egg. Under
the microscope the pulsations of the heart were distinctly
visible, and all the parts seemed to be well developed,
although from the specimen exhibited it will be seen that
each individual is extremely minute.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: p. 170
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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.

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