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Notes on the identity of certain Tasmanian fishes.

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posted on 2023-11-22, 08:35 authored by William Saville-Kent
The opportunity recently afforded me of inspecting the collection of fish contained in the Australian Museum, Sydney, has enabled me to establish the identity of two species inhabiting Tasmanian waters, concerning which there has hitherto been some amount of uncertainty. The first of those is the large species of Parrot Fish, abundant on many parts of the Tasmanian coast, and familiarly known to the fishermen by the title of the " Bluehead." The second species to which I have to draw attention is the fish commonly known as the " Magpie Perch." It is not unfrequently exposed for sale in the Hobart Fish Market, and has been referred with some doubt by Mr. Johnston to the Chilodactylus gibbosus of Richardson.

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Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania

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47-48

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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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