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The Atoll of Funafuti, Ellice group : its zoology, botany, ethnology and general structure based on collections made by Charles Hedley of the Australian Museum, Sydney, N.S.W.

Blenniidæ. — Salarias, Cuv. — Salarias periopthalmus, Cuv. and Val

Salarias, Cuv.
Salarias periopthalmus, Cuv. and Val.

Salarias periopthalmus, Cuv. and Val., Hist. Nat., xi., p. 311, pl. cccxxviii.; Günth., Fische der Sudsee, p. 207, pl. cxiv., figs. D and E.

Two examples are to hand, each about the size of Günther's fig. D. The only variation is in the markings of the fins. The page 546red dots on the dorsal are not observable and the spinous portion is ornamented near its edge with a series of black blotches, one to each spine. These did not occur in Günther's specimens neither did a dark vertical mark at the base of every third spine and ray throughout the whole length of the dorsal fin.