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A Mythical Fish'.
For over lmlf ti century a fish named Ompax spntuloides. described by Castel nan in 1870, figured oil thc list of' Queens- land fishes. Gilbert Whitley, of the Aus- tralian Museum, points out in a paper in thc. American Naturalist that the species is a myth. When one Staiger. visited Gayndah station practical jokers prepared for him a fish made up of the head of one fish, the body of another, and the tail of an eel. It was. served np at breakfast with the remark that it wa» very rare. Mr. Stniger made a careful sketch of the cooked specimen before it was eaten. Ha then sent thc sketch to Cnstlennn.