A Collection of Coral-reef Fishes Made by Dr. and Mrs. Marshall Laird at Fiji 1954

Latest version published by Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node on Jan 2, 2020 Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node

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.

Data Records

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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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Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Henry Fowler
Curator of Fishes
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Philadelphia Pennsylvania US

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Henry Fowler
Curator of Fishes
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Philadelphia Pennsylvania US

Who filled in the metadata:

Henry Fowler
Curator of Fishes
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Philadelphia Pennsylvania US

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Kevin Mackay

Geographic Coverage

Suva, Fiji

Bounding Coordinates South West [-18.193, 178.441], North East [-18.145, 178.529]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date 1954-01-01

Bibliographic Citations

  1. 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.

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=coralreeffishes1954