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Notes on the Tasmanian "Butter Fish" (Chilodactylus mulhalli), Macleay

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Saville-Kent, William (1887) Notes on the Tasmanian "Butter Fish" (Chilodactylus mulhalli), Macleay. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 42-43.

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Abstract

From among the specimens of fish that I have had the
pleasure of contributing to the Tasmanian Museum within
the last few months, and which have hitherto been unrepresented
in that institution, I would direct brief attention on
this occasion to the form known to the local fishermen by
the name of the " Butter Fish." This species is evidently
identical with the type taken near Port Jackson, and first
described by Macleay in the Proceedings of the Linnaean
Society of New South Wales, p. 366, 1882, under the title of
Chilodactylus mulhallii. The probable identity of that species
with the Tasmanian Butter Fish has been already recognised
by Mr. E. M. Johnston in the appendix to his Catalogue of
Tasmanian Fishes, published in the same year.

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. 42-43
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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Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:45
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