FOVB QUEENSLAND FISHES— McCDLLOCU. 91 FOUR QUEENSLAND FISHES. By Allan R. McCulloch, Zoologist, Australian Museum. (Contributions from the Australian Museum.) (Plates XXVII to XXX.) The four species here described and figured have hitherto been only very bi-iefly characterised, and their recognition has been a matter of soine little difficulty. Pomacriifnis apicalis, De Vis, and Cantherincs bruiinfiis. Castelnan, have not been recognised since they were originally described over thirty year.s ago. Family POMACE^TRID^E. Genus POMACENTRUS, Laeepede. POMACEiVTRUS APICALIS, de Vis. (Plate XXVII.) i'omaccntrus apicalis, De Vis, Proc. Linn. Soe. N. S. Wales, ix, 1S85, p. 874. D. xiii/16; A. ii/13; P. 20; V. i/5 ; C. 15; L. lat. 20; 27 rows of scales between the operculum and the hypural joint ; L. tr. 34/11. Depth before the ventrals 2 into the length of the hypural .ioint; head 3-3 in the same. Eye slightly narrower than the interorbital width, as long as the snout, and 3-5 in the head. Body short and deep. Head slightly longer than deep. Snout obtusely pointed, the maxilla reaching .slightly beyond the anterior margin of the eye. Suborbital strongly denticulate on its postero-inferior margin. Preopereulum denticulate on its hinder limb, the angle rounded. Operculum with a small flat si)ine. Head, body, and vertical fins closely covered with scales, the edges of which are minutely ciliated ; they extend forward to between the nostrils and cover the greater part of the suborbital bone, leaving only the end of the snout naked. Nostril a little nearer the eye than the end of the snout. Dorsal originating above the end of the operculum ; the spines increase gradually in length backwards, and there is no indentation between the spinous and soft dorsals; the soft dorsal angular, its median rays longest. Second anal spine as long as the distance between the preopereulum and the snout, and longer than the dorsal spines ; soft portion of fin rounded. Caudal bifurcate, the upper lobe longer than the lower. First ventral ray filamentous, reaching the second anal spine.