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Observations on some Tasmanian fishes - Pt XVIII


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Scott, EOG 1971 , 'Observations on some Tasmanian fishes - Pt XVIII' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 105 , pp. 119-144 , doi: 10.26749/rstpp.105.119.

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Two new forms are described: Nannopera australis flindersi subsp.nov. (Nannopercidae) from Fiinders
lsland; Kyphosuis diemenensis sp. nov.(Kyphosidae),
from the north coast of Tasmania (figured).
One species is added to the local list: Crapatalus
arenarius McCulloch, 1915 (Leptoscopidae).
Some miscellaneous observations are made as follows.
Haplochitonidae: Lovettia sealii (Johnston), 1883,
specification of a sample, general remarks on whitebait.
Syngnathidae: Urocampus carinirostris Castelnau, 1872,
supernumerary opercular ridges, records of pipefish
breeding seasons; Leptoichthys fistularius Kaup, 1853, regeneration
of caudal extremety, scute development;
Lissocampus caudalis Waite & Hale, 1921. disposition
of ova in marsupium. Nannopercidae: general remarks
on family, descriptions of small samples of Nannopera
(australis australis Gunther, 1861 and N.a. tasmaniae(Johnston), 1883, with some results at variance with published
specifications, data on 2 undetermined specimens
from King lsland, new subspecies as above. Kyphosidae:
key to Australian members of family, new species as
above (first Tasmanian kyphosid). Xiphiidae: Xiphias gladius Linne, 1758, dimensions of an East Coast
example, taxonomic status of the Australian broad bill
swordfish. Ophidiidae: Genypterus microstomus Regan,
1903, large examples, key to Tasmanian members of
family. Tetraodontidae: Tetraodon armilla McCulloch &
Waite, 1915, notes on a specimen, remarks all the

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Scott, EOG
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
ISSN: 0080-4703
DOI / ID Number: 10.26749/rstpp.105.119
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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