Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum; Physostomi Heteropygii, Cyprinid, Gonorhynchid, Hyodontid, Osteoglossid, Clupeid, Chirocentrid, Alepoce

Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum; Physostomi Heteropygii, Cyprinid, Gonorhynchid, Hyodontid, Osteoglossid, Clupeid, Chirocentrid, Alepoce

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... lateral line and ventral fin. A more or less conspicuous dark longitudinal band along the side of the tail. (Fins red during the spawning-season.) Pharyngeal teeth compressed, hooked, 4. 2--2. 4. Gill-rakers short, conical, few in number; the attachment of the gill-membrane to the isthmus takes place opposite the angle of the praeoperculum. (Head with tubercles in the spawning-season.) United States. a. Fine specimen. Michigan. Purchased of Mr. Wright. 6. Half-grown. Flint, Michigan. Presented by Th. Moore, Esq. (Hypsolepis frontalis.) c-f. Adult. Miami River. Purchased of Mr. Cope. g. Skins of numerous examples. Lako Erie. Purchased of Mr. Parnell. h-i. Adult (deteriorated by want of food). Montreal. Purchased of Mr. Wright, Leuciscus diplemius, (Rafln.) Kirtland, Bost. Journ. Nat. Hist. v. p. 276, pi. 22. fig. 3. Hypsolepis diplemius, Putnam, MS.; Cope, Tratis. Am. Phil. Soc. xiiL p. 373. D. 9. A. 10. V. 8. L. lat. 43. L. transv. 7/5. The height of the body is contained thrice and three-fourths in the total length (without caudal), the length of the head four times. Head three-fourths as deep as long. The diameter of the eye is less than one-fourth of tho length of the head, and much less than the width of the interorbital space, which is convex, and equals the length of the snout. Snout obtuse, mouth of moderate width, jaws even in front. Suborbital bones very narrow; praeorbital as long as deep, much larger than the postorbital, which is not wider than the preceding bone. The origin of the dorsal fin is nearly opposite to that of the ventrals, and a little nearer to the end of the snout than to the root of the caudal. Caudal fin forked. The pectoral fins terminate at some distance from the ventrals. Scales much higher than long on the side...show more

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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 426g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236498550
  • 9781236498557