Handbook of Melbourne; For the Use of Mambers of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science. Melbourne Meeting, 1890
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...melanopterus, and of the spiny and the basking sharks. A speci-men of the latter, 36ft. long, was taken at Portland in 1883. Our commoner rays are the sting ray, M yliobatis nieuuy'ii, Raja lemprieri, Urolophus testaceus, nd the fiddler ray, Tr_1/.r/m1or/u-na/Qrsciata. The king of the herrings, Callorhynchus antarcticus, is fairly common with us, and is afflicted with the same parasitic genus, S.1/naptyches, as is its northern representative. The most useful for food of our marine bony fishes are the Gippsland perch, Latex colonorum; salmon trout, Arrin-s truttaccus; the ludrick, Girella simplex; snapper, Pagrus unicolor; bream, Chrysophrys australis; butter fish, Chilodactylus nigricans; flat-heads, Platycephalus bassensis and P. l(mn-gatus; Whiting, Sillago punctata; pyke, Sphyremm nomehollandiw; king fish, Sciwna antarctica; barracouta, T hyrsites atm2; silver trevally, Carana: georgianus; skip-jack, Tenmodon saltator; sand mullet, M114/il grandis; mullet, Agonostoma diemensis; stranger, Odax richardsoml; rock cod, Pseudop/l.1/cis barbatus; sole, Rhombosolea bassensis; flounder, Plmronectes m-ctoriw; gar-fish, Hemirha1nplms intermedius; and pilchard, (Jlupea sagaa: . Species remarkable for their form, colour, or habits are the old-wife, Enoplosus arnmtus, and Neotephrw0ps zebra, with their black transverse zebralike stripes; the flying gurnets, Tri.rla polyommata, T. Icumu, and Lepidotrigla vzmessa; the stone-lifter, Katlwtostoma lwve; the gorgeous multi-coloured parrot-fish, Labrichthys and Hnteroscarus; the seahorses, of which our most common species is Hipp0campus breviceps, with their ally, the sea, -dragon, Phylloptewym foliatus; the leather-jackets, Mona-cant/l1ls-; toad-fish, Tetrodon; sea hedge-hogs, Diodon; and the...
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