Kōrero: European discovery of plants and animals



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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University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge
Reference: F.3093

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Andrews, 'European discovery of plants and animals - Expeditions and surveys: 1830s–1870s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/10945/gurnard (accessed 26 June 2024)

He kōrero nā John Andrews, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007