Skeleton of Luvarus imperialis, Rafinesque. (A fish new to the western Pacific fauna)
Luvarus, known from the Mediterranean, the Atlantic (from Madeira northwards to the coast of Cornwall), and also off the Californian coast, is now to be added to the Australian fauna. On September 5th last, the Curator received information from Mr. J. A. Brodie; Chief Inspector of Fisheries for New South Wales, that a strange fish had been stranded at Bermagui. The communication was accompanied by a rough sketch, and the following particulars noted by Mr. Elias Laycock, one of the Fishery Inspectors: " Length about six feet two inches, girth four feet eight inches, spread of tail two feet three inches, weight between two and three hundredweight, colour salmon and silver, flesh white."