General Zoology; Or Systematic Natural History Volume 4, PT. 1

General Zoology; Or Systematic Natural History Volume 4, PT. 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. 1803 edition. Excerpt: ...Head stretched forwards, with lateral gill-covers. Teeth ensiform, semisagibtate at the tips, Gill-Membrane seven-rayed. Body ensiform, compressed, with subulate, 6nless tail. SILVER TRICHIURE. "frichiurus Argenteus. T. argenteus maxilla inferiore longiore. Silvery Trichiure, with the lower jaw longer than the upper. Trichiurus Lepturus. Lin. Syst. Nat. p. 40J). Gymnogaster argenteus compressus, cauda attenuata impinna. Brawn Jam. p. 444. t. 45./. 4. Trichiurus maxilla inferiore longiore, dentibus magnis. Bloch. ic/Ui. 5. p. 55. t. 158. JL HIS fish is equally distinguished by the singularity of its shape, and brilliancy of its colour: the body is extremely compressed, of a great length, and gradually tapejfe, as it approaches the extremity, till at length it terminates in a very fine point: the whole fish, except on the fins, is of the brightest silver-colour: the head is narrow; the mouth very wide, the lower jaw longer than the upper, and furnished with differently sized teeth, the longest of which are barbed at the tips by a sharp descending process or hook on one side: the tongue is smooth, longish, and triangular: in the throat are two rough bones: the eyes are vertical, approximated, and large: the lateral line is of a gold-colour, and, commencing behind the gill-covers, is continued to the tip of the tail: the dorsal fin, which is of moderate width, transparent, and of a yellowish tinge, commences almost immediately behind the head, and runs to within a very small distance of the extremity of the tail, at which part it degenerates into a mere membrane, being strongly radiated in other parts.: the pectoral fins are rather small, and of an ovate shape: there is, properly speaking, no direct ventfin, but a series of very small naked...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236574982
  • 9781236574985