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.   

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Whitley, 1938, Rec. Aust. Mus. 20(3): 223–233
Author
Gilbert P. Whitley
Year
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
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18 May 2009
Available Online
16 July 2009
Reference Number
571
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