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AuthorF.P. Koumans
TitleZoological notes from Port Dickson : II. A small collection of fishes from Malaya
JournalZoologische Mededelingen
Volume27
Year1947
Issue5
Pages309-311
ISSN0024-0672
AbstractDuring the stay of the Nica-detachment at Port Dickson, Malaya, in March 1946, a small collection of fishes was made, which was presented by Major Dr. L. D. Brongersma to the Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie at Leiden. Besides these fishes from Malaya, two specimens of flying fishes from the Indian Ocean were presented.
The collection from Port Dickson was pretty small, 45 specimens in total, belonging to 25 species. It gives therefore by no means an idea of the fishfauna of Malaya. The fishfauna of the Westcoast of Malaya is still imperfectly known, so even this small collection can contribute to the knowledge of this fauna.
The species are arranged according to the system followed by M. Weber & L. F. de Beaufort in their Fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago.
The length of the specimens is the total length.
PORT DICKSON, MALAYA, MARCH 1946 Stolephorus indicus (v. Hasselt) 2 specimens of 39 and 45 mm.
Plotosus canius H.B. 1 specimen of 41 mm.
Muraena (Gymnothorax) meleagris Shaw 1 specimen of 157 mm.
Syngnathoides biaculeatus (Bl.) 4 specimens of 127-141 mm.
Hippocampus kuda Blkr. 1 specimen of 136 mm from tip of coronet to end of tail.
Zenarchopterus quadrimaculatus Mohr
Classification42.81
Document typearticle
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