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Observations on some Tasmanian fishes : Part XXV


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Scott, EOG 1979 , 'Observations on some Tasmanian fishes : Part XXV' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 113 , pp. 99-148 .

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Five species are for the first time recorded from Tasmania; in each case some
observations are made on the material, the chief points commented on here noted in
CHAULIODIDAE - Chauliodus sloani (dentition, general features): IDIACANTHIDAE -
Idiacanthus fasciola (specimen from gut of Hyperoglyphe antarctica); I. niger (type
locality of synonymic I. aurora, Macquarie Island, part of a Tasmanian municipality):
EMBIOTOCIDAE - Diretmus argenteus (juvenile characters): CARANGIDAE - Trachurus
mccullochi (key to Tasmanian carangids): ANTHIIDAE - Hypoplectrodes nigrorubrum
(additions to, revision of, published accounts, key to Tasmanian anthiids).
Observations are made also on the following species:-
MACROURIDAE - Coelorinchus mortoni (new material of little-known species);
Lepidorhynchus denticulatus (food of Rexea solandri, abnormal spinous structure);
Macruronus novaezelandiae (fluviatile example): SYNGNATHIDAE - Solegnathus fasciatus
(sex dimorphism, relative growth, table of dimensions); Stigmatophora argus (comparison
with published data). Syngnathus phillipi (proportions): SPHYRAENIDAE- Austroluzza
novaehollandiae (food of seal, proportions): SCOMBRIDAE - Gasterochisma melampus
(additional Tasmanian record): ANTHIIDAE - Anthias pulchellus (second Tasmanian record,
extension of extant accounts). Caesioperca rasor (examination of 11 examples, table
of dimensions); Caesioperca lepidoptera (additions to published accounts);
Callanthias allporti (additions to, revision of, published descriptions):
ECHENEIDAE- Remora remora (comparison with larger examples reported on earlier).
In the case of several species the existence of one or both of two interesting
form patterns has been examined: (a) length of head, length to vent, standard length
are found to be collinear in a loglog plot on integral numbers, (b) the lengths of
spines and rays, in one or more sets, are found to yield a linear graph when plotted
on a loglog grid against their serial (or reverse serial) numbers.

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
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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