The collection here reported contains 360 specimens, chiefly coral-reef forms, of which there are 36 species, comprising 9 new additions to the islands. Two of the latter were described as new.
Of the 36 species listed, nine are additions to the Fiji Islands. They are Choeroicthys brachysoma (F. Syngnathidae), Cephalopholis argus (F. Serranidae), Chrysiptera yamashimai (F. Pomacentridae), Tripterygion hemimelas (F. Clinidae), Salarias sinuosus Snyder (F. Blennridae), Acentrogobius puntang (F. Gobridae) and Acentrogobius cauerensis (F. Gobridae). The Cheorichthys, Chrysiptera, and Salarias are also additional to the vast fish fauna of Oceania. A new species of Chrysiptera, (F. Pomacentridae) and a new species of Scorpaena (F. Scorpaenidae) are described.
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Fowler H (2020): A Collection of Coral-reef Fishes Made by Dr. and Mrs. Marshall Laird at Fiji 1954. v1.0. Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node. Dataset/Occurrence. https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=coralreeffishes1954&v=1.0
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|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-18.193, 178.441], North East [-18.145, 178.529]|
- Fowler, H. (1955) A Collection of Coral-reef Fishes Made by Dr. and Mrs. Marshall Laird at Fiji. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 1868-1961. Volume 83. pp. 373-381.
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