202 DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF AUSTRALIAN FISHES, As the present species appears to be distinct from M.meandrina* and does not appear to be identifiable with any of the strictly fossil species, I propose for it the name of M. repens in reference to its creeping habit. Note on a specimen of malformed Cyprcea. By J. Brazier, C.M.Z.S., &o. Cppraa poraria. Back very dark purple (destitute of the white dots and brown rings that are to be found in the typical form), base and the sides purple violet the inner and outer lips excavated very deep at each end, wide apart, produced in the middle ; the teeth white, eighteen on the outer lip, extending nearly across to the margin, some short, and others elongated ; fourteen on the columella side thickened and rounded at each end, aperture shaped like the figure eight. This specimen was found by Mr. R. C. Rossiter, on the reefs at the Island of Ouen, New Caledonia. Length 12. Alt. 7. breadth 9 lines. Descriptive Catalogue of the Fishes of Australia. By William Macleay, F.L.S., &c. Part IV. Order IV. PHYSOSTOML All the fin rays are articulated ; only the first of the dorsal and pectoral fins is sometimes more or less ossified. The ventral fins, if present are abdominal, without spine. Air-bladder, if present, ivith a pneumatic duct. * In general habitat it resembles Reticulipora dorsalis, of Waters ; but the form of the cells sufficiently distinguishes it.