THE IDENTITY OF THE BRITISH FISH PARVICLINUS SPINOSUS

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SUMMARY

  • 1The statue of the clinid fish from the Conway River, North Wales, described by Fraser-Brunner as Parmclinus spinosus, has been a matter of doubt since its discovery.
  • 2The unique holotype has been re-examined, and certain errors in the description corrected. It is considered to be identical with the Caribbean species Staihmonotus (Auchenistius) stahli.
  • 3The methods by which introduction of the specimen could have taken place are discussed, and it is concluded that the most likely is as an accidental introduction by a passing ship. A similar case is cited in this respect.

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