Fishes Volume 1

Fishes 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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... covering to either lip. Barbels--a short pair to the maxilla. Fins--dorsal arises anteriorly to the ventral, and slightly nearer to the end of the snout than to the base of the caudal fin, in front it is two thirds as high as the body, its upper edge concave. Pectoral as long as the head excluding the snout, it doos not reach the ventral nor the latter the anal. Anal when laid flat reaches the base of the caudal, which is deeply forked. Scales--6 rows between lateral line and base of ventral fin. Colour--bluish, with a yellowish tinge on the sides and beneath. Outer half of anal nearly black, and a blackish lunulo on the caudal. Hob. River at the base of the Sind Hills. 302. (13.) Labeo diplostomus. Varicorhinus dipiostomus, Heckel, Fisch. Caschmir, p. 67, pi. xi. Labeo dipiostomus, Day, Fish. India, p. 540, pi. cxxix, fig. 2 (see synon.). Nepura, Assam; Kul-ka-batta, Beng.; Gid and Giddah, Punj.; Mohaylee, Hind. (Hurdwar), and Gaywah, Saharanpur. B. iii. D. 12-13 (2-3/9-10). P. 17. V. 9. A. 7 (2/5). C. 19. L. 1. 41-44. L. tr. 8/9. Length of head 5 to 6 in the total length. Eyes--situated either in or (in the young) rather before the middle of the length of the head, diameter 5 to 6 in the total length of head, and 2X to 3 diameters apart. Dorsal profile more convex than that of the abdomen. Mouth rather narrow; snout overhanging the jaws, generally with a groove across it, and covered with pores; no lateral lobe. Lips thick and continuous, but the fold across the lower jaw is interruped. A cartilaginous layer on inside of both lips. Gill-rakers closely set, about one third as long as the eye. Barbels--a small maxillary pair. Tetth--pharyngeal, plough-shaped, 5, 4, 2/2, 4, 5. Fins--dorsal arises midway between the front of the snout aud the end...show more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 390g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236576942
  • 9781236576941