Australian Museum Journal Descriptions of some New Guinea fishes

Shortform:
Whitley, 1938, Rec. Aust. Mus. 20(3): 223–233
Author(s):
Whitley, Gilbert P.
Year published:
1938
Title:
Descriptions of some New Guinea fishes
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
20
Issue:
3
Start page:
223
End page:
233
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.20.1938.571
Language:
English
Date published:
31 August 1938
Cover date:
31 August 1938
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
FISHES
Digitized:
18 May 2009
Available online:
16 July 2009
Reference number:
571
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (97kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1254kb PDF)

Abstract

The Australian Museum recently received from Flight Lieutenant Stuart Campbell, R.A.F., of Port Moresby, Papua, a fine series of freshwater fishes collected by him from the upper Fly River, Papua, about thirty miles above d'Albertis Junction. When identifying this collection from such a little known region; I examined a few other species from remote parts of New Guinea, and now put these on record in view of the interest which is nowadays being taken in the fauna of that country. The freshwater fishes of the Fly River are allied to those of other rivers along the southern coastline of New Guinea and also to the fluviatile species of the Aru Islands, Port Essington, and the Northern Territory generally, and the rivers of the Gulf of Carpentaria. The northern New Guinea freshwater fauna is quite distinct from the southern. In this paper, fishes from both areas are discussed, also an interesting eel from the interior.