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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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Waite, 1899, Aust. Mus. Mem. 3(9): 537–546
Author
Edgar R. Waite
Year
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
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26 February 2009
Available Online
16 July 2009
Reference Number
506
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