(c. 1759-1833) English-born military officer and author in Australia. He arrived in New South Wales with the First Fleet in command of a detachment of marines. While in the colony he discovered the Nepean River and recorded the life of the settlement in a daily journal. This was published in two volumes Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay, with an Account of New South Wales and Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson 1793.
Sinonimi: Tinca tinca
ETYM Old Fren. tenche, French tanche, Latin tinca.
Freshwater dace-like game fish of Europe and western Asia noted for ability to survive outside water; SYN. Tinca tinca.
European freshwater bony fish Tinca tinca, a member of the carp family, now established in North America. It is about 45 cm/18 in long, weighing 2 kg/4.5 lb, colored olive green above and gray beneath. The scales are small and there is a barbel at each side of the mouth.