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Notes on the Tasmanian "Butter Fish" (Chilodactylus mulhalli), Macleay

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posted on 2023-11-22, 08:34 authored by William Saville-Kent
From among the specimens of fish that I have had the pleasure of contributing to the Tasmanian Museum within the last few months, and which have hitherto been unrepresented in that institution, I would direct brief attention on this occasion to the form known to the local fishermen by the name of the " Butter Fish." This species is evidently identical with the type taken near Port Jackson, and first described by Macleay in the Proceedings of the Linnaean Society of New South Wales, p. 366, 1882, under the title of Chilodactylus mulhallii. The probable identity of that species with the Tasmanian Butter Fish has been already recognised by Mr. E. M. Johnston in the appendix to his Catalogue of Tasmanian Fishes, published in the same year.

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Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania

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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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