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 Isthmus of Panama Volume 47, No. 2

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 Isthmus of Panama Volume 47, No. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...black; body with interrupted longitudinal lines formed of a large violet point at each intersection of scales; fins of the ground color; Tipper and lower borders of caudal violet red, the posterior edge blood red; a narrow yellow streak along front of other fins; scaly sheath at base of fins red. West Indies and southward; recorded from Mauritius; probably widely distributed. Length 10 inches, (ringens, suarling or showing the teeth.) Balistes ringens, Linnius, Syst. Nat., Ed. x, 329, 1758, no locality; Mus. Adolph. Frid., 1, 58. D.111,29; A.26; "lateribus capites triplicates;" Gi'XTHER, Cat., vm, 221. Cucuyo, Parra, Dif. Piezaa, etc., Cuba, 19, 1787, Havana; after Linn.kus. Balistes curassavicus, Gmelin, Syst. Nat., i, 1472, 1788, Curassavia (Curacao); after Gronow. Balistes notatus, GBOKOW, Cat. Fishes, Ed. Gray, 36, 1854, both Indies. Balistes nitidus, Gronow, Cat. Fishes, Ed. Gray, 36, 1854, American Ocean. Balistes lineo-punctatus, Hollaed, Ann. Sci. Nat. 1854, 4th Series, Vol. I, 65, Bourbon Island. Balistes cicatricosus, Poey, Memorias, II, 327, 1861, Cuba. Balistes heckeli J. W. VON Muller, Keisen in Vereinigten Staaten, Canada and Mexico, 1,182,1864, Mexico. Xanthichthys cicatricosus, Poey, Synopsis, 435,1868. Balistes heckeli, von Muller, is apparently a species of Xanthichthys, and is probably identical with X. ringens. The original description is very imperfect and reads as follows: "Der zweite Fisch gehiirt dem Genus Balistes an, (lessen Charaktere in Folgendem bestehen: Acht Ziihne in jeder Kinnlado, zwei Riickentlossen, von welchen die erste aus ein oder zwei hiirnerartigen Stacheln besteht, die sie in eine Rinne auf dem Kiipfe niederlegen konnen, die zweite aber weich ist raid iiber der Afterflosse steht;...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 939g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236895347
  • 9781236895349