American Fishes; A Popular Treatise Upon the Game and Food Fishes of North America, with Especial Reference to Habits and Methods of Capture

American Fishes; A Popular Treatise Upon the Game and Food Fishes of North America, with Especial Reference to Habits and Methods of Capture

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... Fish Commission in Southern New England in 1878, and subsequently two others by Jordan and Stearns, at Pensacola. In California, according to Jordan, the allied species T. picturatus occurs and is known as the " Horse Mackerel." He remarks: "It reaches a length of about a foot and a weight of less than a pound. It ranges from Monterey southward to Chili, appearing in California in the summer, remaining in the spawning season, and disappearing before December. It arrives at Santa Barbara in July, and at Monterey in August. In late summer it is exceedingly abundant. It forms part of the food of larger fishes, and great numbers are salted for bait. As a food-fish it is held in low esteem, but whether this is due entirely to its small size we do not know. It is identical with the well-known Mediterranean species." The Horse-fish, Selene setipinnis, known in North Carolina as the "Moonfish" or "Sunfish," and in Cuba by the name "Jorobado," was called by DeKay " Blunt-nosed Shiner," and since this name, sometimes varied to " Pugnosed Shiner," is in common use in the New York market and in Narragansett Bay, while the other names are shared by other species, similar and dissimilar, it seems the most suitable for general adoption. The fish is found everywhere throughout the West Indies, as well as in Northern Brazil and in the Gulf of Guinea, the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf of California, and southward along the coast to Panama, but has not been found in Europe. In Eastern Florida it is not very unusual, being frequently taken in the Lower St. John's, and sometimes driven up as far as Jacksonville by easterly storms. Here and in the Indian River it is known as the ..".show more

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236952251
  • 9781236952257