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Observations on a suspected hybrid species of trumpeter, and upon other rare fish taken in Tasmanian waters

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Saville-Kent, William (1886) Observations on a suspected hybrid species of trumpeter, and upon other rare fish taken in Tasmanian waters. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 117-124. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

I propose in this communication to make a few rernarks
upon certain varieties of fish that have been remitted me by
the local fishermen within the past twelve months as varieties
with which they were more or less unfamiliar.
The first specimen to which I have to draw attention was
captured on the East Coast in a graball net in company with
ordinary silver bastard trumpeter, and being brought to
Hobart alive was kept for some time in one of the tidal
ponds at the fishery establishment. When taken by the
fishermen it was at once recognised by them as an unfamiliar
form which could not be correctly identified with either the
real trumpeter, Latris hecateia, or the ordinary red and
silver bastard trumpeter, Latris Forsteri, but which combined
the character of both of these familiar species in a very remarkable
manner.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 117-124
ISSN: 0080-4703
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: 23 Jun 2013 23:18
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:52
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