This is a wonderful case, and probably indicates dispersal from an Antarctic centre during a former warm period.
This case, however, is rendered in some degree less surprising by the species of this genus having the power of crossing by some unknown means considerable spaces of open ocean: thus there is one species common to New Zealand and to the Auckland Islands, though separated by a distance of about 230 miles.
On the same continent fresh-water fish often range widely, and as if capriciously; for in two adjoining river systems some of the species may be the same and some wholly different.
It is probable that they are occasionally transported by what may be called accidental means.

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