PROCEEDINGS OF UNITED STATES NATIONAL MUSEUM. 151 A CATALOGUE OF FISHES RECEIVED FROM THE PUBLIC MUSEUM OF THE INSTITUTE OF JAMAICA, "WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF Pristi-jyoma ajyproximans aud Tylosurus euryojjs, TWO NE'W SPECIES. By TARL.ETOIV II. BEAIV, Curator of the Department of Fishes iu the U. 8. IVational ITIuseiiiii. and II. (i. I>KESEt., Ensign, U. S. IVayy. The Jamaican fishes catalogued below were sent to the U. S. Kational Museum, for identification, in 1881 aud 1882 by the Public Museum of the Institute of Jamaica at Kingston. Two or more examples of each species were included in the collection, in order that one complete set might be returned with the names and the other retained in this mu-seum. The common names are those in use among the fishermen of Kings-ton. "We have not thought it necessary to redescribe such of the species as are well described in Gliuther's Catalogue of Fishes in the British Museum, and simply refer to the descriptions in that work, except in the case of new species. The numbers under the names of the species refer to the museum catalogue of fishes ; those preceded by an * have been retained in this museum ; the others were returned to Kingston. 1. Antennarius tigris (Poey) Gtbr. " Sea Toad." Antennarius tigris GtJNTHER, Cat. Fish. Brit. Mus., iii, 1861, p. 189. *30144. One specimen. 30144. One specimen. 2. Chilomycterus antennatus (Cuv.) Kaup. " Sour-sop Fish." Chilomijctcrus anttnnatus GuNTHER, op. cit., viii, 1870, p. 311. *32040. One specimen. 3. Diodon liturosus Shaw. " Sour-sop Fish." Diodon maculatus Gunther, op. cit., viii, 1870, p. 307. *32050. One specimen. 32050. One specimen. 4. Tetrodon testudiueus L. "Porpoise.^' Tetrodon testudinetts Gunther, op. cit., yiii, 1870, p. 282. 30049. One specimen. *30060. One specimen. 30065. One specimen. 5. Ostracion quadricorne L. "Cockle-fish." Ostracion quadrieornis Gunther, op. cit., viii, 1870, p. 257. *30093^ One si^ecimen. 30093. One specimen. *30094. One specimen. The variety mentioned by GUnther with brown spots instead of blue. 30094. One specimen.