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A list of the fishes of Tasmania

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Lord, Clive Errol (1922) A list of the fishes of Tasmania. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 60-73.

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Abstract

The necessity for a revised list of the fishes of Tasmania has long been apparent. Owing to the recent publication of "A Check List of the Fishes and Fish-like Animals of New "South Wales" by Mr. Allan R. McCulloch, of the Australian Museum, and a "Catalogue of the Fishes of South Australia," by Mr. Edgar R. Waite, F.L.S., Director of the South Australian Museum, the present compilation has been considerably simplified, as the fishes of our Island State have much in common with those of South-East Australian seas. The present list is merely an outline, and is offered as a basis for future work in the hope that a detailed checklist may be prepared in the near future. There are doubtless many species which have not been recorded from our waters, owing to the fact that so little detailed investigation work has been carried out. Since the publication of the late R. M. Johnston's lists in the Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania of 1882 and 1890 our knowledge of the marine fauna of Tasmania has been considerably advanced. The work carried out by the Federal Trawler Endeavour was of great benefit, and it is to be deeply regretted that the vessel and those who were on board during the fatal voyage to Macquarie Island came to such an untimely end.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records, fishes
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 60-73
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: 06 Dec 2012 05:12
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:46
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15714
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