Frank Forester's Fish and Fishing of the United States and British Provinces of North America

Frank Forester's Fish and Fishing of the United States and British Provinces of North America

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...kind at the base of the pectoral fin. The dorsal, anal and caudal fins are brown, the ventrals bluish, the pectorals light yellow. The body of this fish is much compressed, with a gibbous outline, nearly half as deep as it is broad; the face arched; the scales are large, and the lateral line corresponds with the curve of the back. The jaws are largely furnished, as well as the pharyngeals, with alternating series of acute and paved teeth; The dorsal fin is compound, with one stout and twelve feeble spines, and twelve soft rays; the pectorals are unusually long, with sixteen soft rays; the ventrals have one spine and five soft, the anal three spines and eleven soft, and the caudal seventeen soft rays. There are two smaller fish of the same family, one well known to all fishermen, especially on the Long Island shores, as the Saxd Porgee, Sargut Arenosus; and another far less common, described by Cuvier and others as the Rhomboidal Porgee, Sargus Ehomboides, which, though, very similar to the Big Porgee, are clearly distinct. ACANTHOPTERYGU. SCOMBRlD.iE. THE BLUE-FISH. HORSE MACKEREL, GREEN-FISH, IN VIRGINIA J SKIPJACK, IK CAROLINA J SNAPPING MACKEREL. Temnodon Saltator; Cuvicr. A Bold, fierce, and well-known fish this, greatly sought after, and affording fine sport to the fisherman, and right-royally good to eat when quite fresh out of the water, split in two down the hack, nailed upon a shingle, and roasted before a quick fire. It is a singularly erratic fish, sometimes swarming on the coasts, and again almost entirely disappearing. It occasionally runs far up.rivers, and was taken in the Hudson, so high up as the Highlands, in great quantities in the year 1841. It appears to have been entirely unknown on the coasts of New York before the more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236632419
  • 9781236632418