PEOCEEDINGS OF UNITED STATES NATIONAL MUSEUM. 121 SPHYRNID^. 216. Sphyma zygaena, (Linn.) Miill. & Heule. Indian Eiver. 217. Reniceps tiburo, (Linn.) Gill. GALEORHINID^. 218. Isogomphodon mactilipiiinis, Poey.* 219. Galeocerdo tigrinus, Miill. & Henle.* 220. Eulamia MUberti, (Mull. & Henle) Gill. Indian Eiver. GINGLYMOSTOMATID^. 221. Gingly mo stoma cirratum, (Gmel.) M. & H. PETPtOMYZONTID^. 222. Petromyzon marinus, Linn. — Lamper-ed. BRANCHIOSTOMID^. 223. Branchiostoma lubricum, Costa. CATAI.OCrE OF A €OI.I.ECTaOX OF FDSHE!^ SEIVT FROIVI PEIVSACO-I.A, Ff.OESIDA, AIVD VBCUVBTY, BY MR. SH,AS STEAKIVS, WITH DESt'RSPTIOIV!^ OF .SBX NEAV SPECBES. By G. BROWN GOODE aead TARI.ETOIV II. BEAN. The pnblication of the following-list of fishes, collected by Mr. Stearns in the vicinity of Pensacola, Florida, is a preliminary step to the work of identifying and describing the large collections from the Gnlf of Mexico now in the possession of the National Musenm. The fishes enumerated below were obtained in the winters of 1877-8 and 1878-9 by Mr. Stearns in the leisure hours of an active business life. Many of the larger species were forwarded to Washington in ice, and casts of them have been made in plaster. Mr. Stearns has usually sent interesting notes with each specimen, relating to the life-history of the species. We have refrained from publishing these, hoping that he will himself give them to science in a more complete form. The common names published are those in use at Pensacola. The numbers in parentlieses following the Museum catalogue numbers refer to Mr. Stearns's collecting record. Smithsonian Institution, WasMngton, May 27, 1879. 1. MALTHEID^. 1. Malthe cubifrons Eichardson. A single specimen, IS'o. 22,833, was sent by Mr. Stearns. The Museum lias other specimens from West Florida — ^Nos. 21,407, 5,708, and 20,485. The radial formula in all is D. 4; A. 4; Y. I, 5; P. 13. No. 21,407 is 12^ inches long, an enormous size for this fish.