Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia eBook

Philip Parker King
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3.  Echinometra lucunter. 
Echinus lucunter.  Gmel.  Sys.  Nat. 1 3176. 
Icon.  Ency.  Method. t. 134. f. 3, 4, 7.

ANOMALIA.

Physalia megalista ?  Peron Voyage 1 Lam.  Hist. 2 481. 
Icon.  Peron, Voyage Atlas, t. 29. f. 1.

No specimen of this animal was preserved, but Captain King observes, that the animal he caught, of which he made a drawing, differed from Lesueur’s figure of P. megalista, in being of smaller size, and with fewer tints; the colour of the tentacula was a brighter purple tipped with yellow globules, and the crest of a greenish hue, but the general colour of the animal was purple.  It measured from three-quarters to one inch in length.  Captain King considered it to be a variety of P. megalista.

Porpita gigantea.  Peron, Voyage 2.  Lam.  Hist. 2 485. 
Icon.  Peron and Lesueur, Atlas, t. 31. f. 6.

A very beautiful and accurate drawing of this curious animal was made by
Lieutenant Roe.  M. Lesueur’s figure is also very correctly drawn.

ACRITA.

ZOOPHYTA.

1.  Tubipora musica.  Gmel.  Syst.  Nat. 1 3753.  Lam.  Hist. 2 209.  Icon.  Seba.  Mus. 3 t. 110. f. 8, 9.  Soland. and Ellis. t. 27.

According to Peron, the animals of this coral are furnished with green-fringed tentacula.

2.  Pavonia lactuca, Lam.  Hist. 2 239. 
Madrepora lactuca, Pallas, Zooph. 289. 
Icon.  Soland, and Ellis, t. 44.

3.  Explanaria mesenterina, Lam.  Hist. il. 255. 
Madrepora cinerascens, Soland. and Ellis. 
Icon.  Soland. and Ellis, Number 26. t. 43.

4.  Agaricia ampliata, Lam.  Hist. 2 243.  Madrepora ampliata, Soland. and Ellis, 157.  Icon.  Soland. and Ellis, t. 41. f. 1, 2.

5.  Fungia agariciformis, Lam.  Hist. 2 236.  Madrepora fungites, Gmel.  Syst.  Nat. 1 3757.  Icon.  Soland. and Ellis, page 149. t. 58. f. 5, 6.

6.  Fungia limacina, Lam.  Hist. 2 237.  Madrepora pileus, Gmel.  Syst.  Nat. 1 3758.  Icon.  Soland. and Ellis, t. 45.  Seba.  Mus. 3 t. 111. f. 3, 5.

7.  Fungia compressa, Lam.  Hist. 2 235.

8.  Caryophillia ? fastigiata, Lam.  Hist. 2 228.  Madrepora fastigiata, Gmel.  Syst.  Nat. 1 3777.  Icon.  Soland. and Ellis, t. 33.  Esp.  Suppl. t. 82.

9.  Porites subdigitata, Lam.  Hist. 2 271.  Icon. —­

10.  Porites clavaria, Lam.  Hist. 2 270.  Madrepora porites, Gmel.  Syst.  Nat. 1 3774.  Icon.  Soland. and Ellis, t. 47. f. 1.

11.  Astrea stellulata ?  Lam.  Hist. 2 261.  Madrepora stellulata, Soland. and Ellis, page 165.  Icon.  Soland. and Ellis. t. 53. f. 3, 4.

Obs.  The stars in this specimen are more numerous, and do not perforate.

12.  Madrepora prolifera.  Lam.  Hist. 2 281.  Madrepora muricata, Gmel.  Syst. 1 3775.  Icon.  Soland. and Ellis, t. 57.

13.  Madrepora abrotanoides, Lam.  Hist. 2 280.  Madrepora muricata, Gmel.  Sys.  Nat. 1 3775.  Icon.  Soland. and Ellis, t. 57.

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