Observations on six rare fishes recently captured in Tasmanian waters
Johnston, Robert Mackenzie (1884) Observations on six rare fishes recently captured in Tasmanian waters. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 252-256.
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Detailed descriptions and observations on six rare fishes recently
captured in Tasmanian waters
-The following are the Fishes
particularly referred to: Family Percidae-Genus oligorus,
Oligorus gigas. Owen.
Hapuka. Family Pristipomatidae:—Genus Erythrichthys: Erythrichthys nitidus. Rich. This is the first representative of the species
seen by me during a residence of 14 years in Tasmania. I
have reason to believe, however, that it is seen by fishermen
occasionally in the neighborhood of Swansea.Usually found Molucca sea, Sunda sea, Australasian seas and Pacific.
Latris ciliaris. Forst.
Locally known as "Moki," in New Zealand. Habitat-Port Jackson and Tasmania, not common; New Zealand,
Centriscus scolopax, L.
The Snipe, Bugler, or Trumpet Fish. Habitat-Atlantic, South Coast of England, Mediterranean, Tasmania.
Cossyphus unimaculatus. Gunth.
"Pig Fish" of Sydney Fishermen (Macleay).
No doubt, like the Schnapper, it is a straggler,
otherwise it would be captured more frequently on our
trumpeter fishing grounds.
Labrichthys mortonii, n.s. Habitat: Mouth of Derwent: Found occasionally at a depth of 40
to 50 fathoms.
|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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