Australian Museum Journal Occasional notes. III. Western Australian prawns and sponges

Shortform:
Whitelegge, 1905, Rec. Aust. Mus. 6(2): 119–120
Author(s):
Whitelegge, T.
Year published:
1905
Title:
Occasional notes. III. Western Australian prawns and sponges
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
6
Issue:
2
Start page:
119
End page:
120
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.6.1905.995
Language:
English
Date published:
15 September 1905
Cover date:
15 September 1905
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
06 August 2009
Reference number:
995
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EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (81kb PDF)
Complete work:
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Abstract

In the report of the Fishing Industry for WesternAustralia,referred to by Mr. Edgar R. Waite, Mr. Gale writes "I am pleased to be able to report that prawns in fairly large quantities were caught in this locality. The species discovered, Euphausia pellucida, are very large, some measuring as much as nine and three quarter inches from head to tail, and from a gastronomic standpoint are very excellent. They appear to exist in quantities over a large area of ground, and I am firmly of opinion that a new industry will eventually be established in these waters." A single large prawn was included in the collection forwarded, and this I identify with Penaaeus semisulcatus, De Haan. As this attains considerable size it is probable that the large prawns mentioned are of this species.

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