This red gurnard (Chelidonichthys kumu, formerly known as Trigla kumu), was collected by Charles Darwin when the Beagle visited the Bay of Islands, in December 1835. It was one of the few specimens that he collected in New Zealand. Not overly fond of the place, on the day they weighed anchor Darwin wrote, ‘I believe we were all glad to leave New Zealand. It is not a pleasant place.’
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