The Fishes of North and Middle America; A Descriptive Catalogue of the Species of Fish-Like Vertebrates Found in the Waters of North America, North of

The Fishes of North and Middle America; A Descriptive Catalogue of the Species of Fish-Like Vertebrates Found in the Waters of North America, North of

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... 7; P. 17; mouth wide, lateral, the short snout projecting beyond premaxillaries for a distance about equaling i diameter of orbit; suborbital ridge and lateral ridge on snout inconspicuous; a strong median ridge on snout and a pair of parallel ridges forward from above nostrils; maxillary reaching well behind vertical from posterior margin of orbit, 2 in head; teeth in 2 somewhat irregular series iu front of premaxillaries, the outer series enlarged, the inner directed obliquely inward, the two series merging into one laterally; mandible with a single row, similar to inner series of upper jaw; barbel short, if to diameter of orbit; angle of preopercle bluntly rounded, not produced; outer gill arch adnate, as usual in Macrourut, 1 short tubercular gill rakers present on its free portion; first dorsal spino slender and weak, with 1 or 2 small retrorse prickles near its middle; distance between dorsals equal to f base of first; vent immediately in front of anal origin, its distance from base of ventrals slightly more than J lic.nl; pectorals long and narrow, reaching vertical from ninth or tenth ray of second dorsal, more than i length of head; outer ventral ray produced into a long slender lilnraent, reaching J the distance from its base to front of anal; scales rather small, 10 or 11 in a series between lateral line and origin of second dorsal or middle of first dorsal; scales on sides very thin and flexible, readily deciduous, each furnished with low diverging ridges, usually 3 in number, bearing few minute spinules, and projecting but little beyond the margins of the scales; entire head, including snout and mandibles, invested with much smaller scales irregularly imbricated, those on the opercles marked similarly to those on sides, the others...show more

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  • Paperback | 450 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 798g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236497686
  • 9781236497680