Annals of Scottish Natural History Volume 1

Annals of Scottish Natural History Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...antennina, and were clustered about and adhering to the zoophyte when brought up in the trawl net. They continued to cling to the Antennularia after being removed from the net, and had to be forcibly detached with the aid of forceps, or by plunging the zoophyte into spirit. I have not been able to ascertain whether Amphithopsis is usually found associated with the Antennularia by other observers, but its occurrence in the Forth in the manner described seems to indicate that such is its habit, and if so, it forms an interesting example of com-mensalism, or semi-parasitism.--Thomas Scott, Leith. Hsemobaphes eyelopterina, Fabr., in the Firth of Forth.--This species was added to the British fauna in 1891, and is recorded in the " Ninth Annual Report of the Fishery Board for Scotland," Part III. p. 310. It was obtained by Mr. Peter Jamieson, Assistant Naturalist to the Fishery Board, adhering to the gills of a Pogge (Agonus cataphractus) taken from a Cod (Gadus morrhud), captured off Dunbar by Mr. Jamieson, who kindly handed over the Hcemo-baphes to me. I gave it a place in my Report to the Fishery Board, as an addition to the Forth fauna. Its claim to be considered a member of the fauna of the Forth was, however, liable to be questioned, for though the cod had been captured by a fisherman in the vicinity of Dunbar, it does not follow that the pogge had been captured by the cod near the same place. When trawling between the Bass Rock and Fidra, during February this year (1892), several living specimens of pogge were captured, and an examination of them brought to light a second specimen of Hcemobaphes. The body of the parasite is swollen but somewhat compressed, and of a blood red colour, each ova-sac resembles a coiled-up rope--one coil over the...
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  • Paperback | 106 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236666224
  • 9781236666222