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Further observations upon the fishes and fishing industries of Tasmania together with a revised indigenous species

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Johnston, Robert Mackenzie (1890) Further observations upon the fishes and fishing industries of Tasmania together with a revised indigenous species. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 22-46. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

As it is desirable that a fresh
catalogue should be prepared, embracing all the species
known at the present time, I have much pleasure in submitting
the following additional observations regarding our
fishes and fishing industries, together with a list of the
principal edible fishes, and a complete classified list of all the
fishes known to me at the present time.
The known sea and inland fishes of Tasmania, including
the eight species of European fresh-water fishes successfully
acclimatised, number 214 species. These are generally
grouped by naturalists under 4 sub-classes, 65 families, and
146 genera. About one-third of the number stated may be
considered good edible fish, although only about 21 species
are caught in sufficient number to form a market supply.
The following are the local names of those found in greatest
abundance, the first six alone forming articles of export: The
Hobart Trumpeter, Perch (Chilodactylus), Snotgall
Trevally, Barracouta, Kingfish, Conger Eel, Native Salmon, Bastard Trumpeter, Red Perch, Rock Gurnet, Flathead,
Horse Mackerel, Sea Mullet, Rock Cod, Ling, Flounder, Sole,
Garfish, Common Eel.
Includes extended list of edible fishes in Tasmanian waters and a list of fish sold in Hobart during the year 1888.

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. 22-46
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.

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Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:52
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