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Notice of recent additions to the list of Tasmanian fishes

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Johnston, Robert Mackenzie (1883) Notice of recent additions to the list of Tasmanian fishes. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 193-195.

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Abstract

Descriptions of Family — Labridae. Genus Olistherops (Richardson). Olistherops brownii.— Nov. Sp. - Caught by Mr. John Brown in the neighbourhood of Table Cape. This is the first representative of the genus recorded from Tasmanian waters also Family Hoplegnathidae (Bleeker). Genus Hoplegnathus (Richardson). Hoplegnathus conwayii (?) (Richardson) and Salmo fontinalis (Mitch). A native of the rivers and lakes of North America. This species has recently been introduced to Tasmania by the Salmon Commissioners, from New Zealand, where it has been successfully established. It is said to be greatly superior to the English brown trout, and to be equally hardy.

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: pp. 193-195
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: 27 Nov 2012 03:38
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:45
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15550
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