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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.



I was unable to secure any specimens of Cephalopoda at Funafuti, though I observed traces of them, as beaks thrown up on the beach and ink in the hands of the natives (p. 64). Pictures of an Octopus were recognized by the natives as "feki," and of a Loligo as " mofeki." I was told that on rare occasions empty Nautilus page 402shells drifted to the Atoll, but the natives positively asserted that they never occurred there alive. No shells of Spirula were seen on the beaches.

Dr. Georg Pfeffer has described* Loligo brevipinnis from the Ellice Group.

No members of the Brachiopoda or Polyplacophera were seen in the Ellice Islands.

* Pfeffer, Die Cephalopoden des Hamburger Naturhistorischen Museums. —Abh. Geb. der Naturw. viii., 1884, p. 5, pl. i., fig. 4; pl. ii., fig. 4a.