General Zoology; Or Systematic Natural History Volume 4, PT. 2
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: ...ACHILLEAN ACANTHURUS. Acanthurus Achilles. A. corpore ovato fusco, posterius macula areata nuda rubra, medio aadeata. Brown, ovate Acanthurus, with a bare ovate red spot on the hind-part, aculeated in the middle. Length about five or six inches: shape ovate: colour brown: scales small: gill-covers unarmed: teeth broad and crenated: on each side the hindpart of the body or base of the tail a large, ovate, bare, red patch or spot, in the middle of which is a strong spine imbedded in a furrow: tail lunated and tipped by three concentric crescents, the first of which is white, the next black, and the third ferruginous, edged with ash-colour. An elegant specimen of this fish occurs in the Leverian Museum. In some particulars it seems allied to the A. Sohal, but, if Forskal's description of that fish be accurate, must be a very distinct species. LINEATED ACANTHURUS. Acanthurus Lineatus. A. ovatus fuscus, lineis numerosis longi tudinalibus albis, Cauda utrinque aculeata. Ovate brown Acanthurus, with numerous longitudinal white stripes, and spine on each side the tail. Chaetodon lineatus. Liri. Length about six inches: shape ovate: colour brown, marked by pretty numerous, longitudinal, narrow, white stripes, running from head to tail: each stripe edged with a darker colour than that of the ground: scales small: gill-covers unarmed: teeth crenated: tail lunated: tail-spines very strong, of moderate length, and sharp-pointed. Native of the Indian and American seas: in the Leverian Museum. UMBRE ACANTHURUS. Acanthurus Umbratus. A. corpore ovato fusco, squamis minu tissimis, cauda utrinque aculeata. Brown ovate Acanthurus, with extremely minute scales, and a spine on each side the tail. Length about four inches: shape ovate: colour brown: scales extremely...
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