Some months ago the Australian Museum received, through the kindness of the Fresh Food and Ice Company, Sydney, a fine specimen of an unknown pelagic fish from New Zealand, being one of a consignment forwarded to the Company for sale in Sydney, the bulk of which consisted of Trout, Rock Cod (Percis colias), and Flounders (Rhombosolea monopus). This example, having been imported for edible purposes, had of course been thoroughly cleaned before being placed in the ice chamber, and I am therefore, unable to give the number of pyloric appendages. The occurrence of this genus in Australasian waters, is quite as interesting as the discovery of Tetragonurus some years ago at Lord Howe Island, and bears a close analogy to it, both genera being more or less distinctly Mediterranean types.
Centrolophus maoricus, sp. nov.