THE IDENTITY OF THE BRITISH FISH PARVICLINUS SPINOSUS
- 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.