On Dec. 8th 1888 a large fish was washed ashore near Scheveningen, and was captured by two fishermen, who brought it to the Leyden Museum. They told us nobody in Scheveningen ever saw such a fish, and were very much surprised as we showed them a stuffed specimen of Lampris luna, captured at Noordwijk in 1840, which specimen resembled the fish they captured in all points, being only somewhat smaller. Now it is a matter of truth that Lampris luna very seldom makes its appearance on our coast. As far as I can make out this is the 5th specimen captured on the dutch coast during this century.