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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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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
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.

Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2012 05:12
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 00:59
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