British Zoology Volume 3

British Zoology Volume 3

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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. 1776 edition. Excerpt: ...and even seldom arrives at that size. The head is large, bony, and very rugged: the end of the nose is armed with four short upright spines: on the throat are a number of short white beards. The teeth are very minute, situated in the jaws. The body is octagonal, and covered with a number of strong bony crusts, divided into several compartments, the ends of which project into a sharp point, and form several echinated lines along the back and sides from the head to the tail. The first dorsal fin consists of six spiny rays: the second is placed just behind the first, and consists of seven soft rays. The pectoral fins are broad and rounded, and are composed of fifteen rays. Scorpios. Scorpios. Ovid. Halieut. 116. Cottus scorpius. C. capite spinis pluri-99. FatherLa Scorpene. Belon, 242. bus, maxilla superiore paulo longiore. Lasher. Scorpius marinus, Waelkuke, Buloffe, Lin. syst. 452. Schorp-fische. Scbonevelde, 67. tab. 6. Rot-sinipa, Skrabba, Skialryta. Faun. Scorpaenae Btlonii similis Cor nub. Fa-Suee. No. 323. ther-laslier. Wil. lctb. 138. Raiisyn. Ulke. Crantx. Greenl. I. 95. Grtnw. pise. 14;. Scorpius virginianus. Idem. Zoopb. No. 268. 142. Wil. letb. App. 25. Sea Scorpion. Ediv. 284. THIS fish is not uncommon on the rocky coasts of this island: it lurks under stones, and will take a bait. It does not grow to a large size, seldom exceeding (as far as we Descrip. have seen in the specimens that are taken on our shores) eight or nine inches. The head is very large, and has a most formidable appearance, being armed with vast spines, which it can oppose to any enemy that attacks it, by swelling out its cheeks and gill covers to a large size. Et capitis duro nociturui Scorpios icla. The hurtful Scorpion wounding with its head. The nose, more

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  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
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  • 9781236628299