Australian Museum Journal Appendix. The fishes of Funafuti. (Supplement)

Shortform:
Waite, 1899, Aust. Mus. Mem. 3(9): 537–546
Author(s):
Waite, Edgar R.
Year published:
1899
Title:
Appendix. The fishes of Funafuti. (Supplement)
Serial title:
Australian Museum Memoir
Volume:
3
Issue:
9
Start page:
537
End page:
546
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1967.3.1899.506
Language:
English
Date published:
07 August 1899
Cover date:
07 August 1899
ISSN:
0067-1967
CODEN:
AUNMA5
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
FISHES
Digitized:
26 February 2009
Available online:
16 July 2009
Reference number:
506
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (79kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (770kb PDF)

Abstract

When Mr. H. E. Finckh was about to leave for Funafuti in order to study living corals, it was suggested that he should collect objects of marine life for the Museum. In order the better to know our requirements, he interviewed my colleagues and myself; among other matters I especially impressed upon Mr. Finckh the desirability of obtaining the "Palu" mentioned in my report on the Fishes (pp. 199–201) as frequenting deep water in the neighbourhood of the coral atolls.

It was with considerable satisfaction therefore that on the return of the expedition, we learned that a "Palu" had been obtained. By the kind offices of the Local Funafuti Committee of the Royal Society, the specimen passed into the possession of the Trustees and has been entrusted to me for determination; it proves to be of most exceptional interest.

Owing to the large size of the fish and the difficulty of preserving it, it was cut into three pieces; an unfortunate proceeding, but one which does not interfere with its recognition. It proves to be as follows:...

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