The Golden Trout of the Southern High Sierras

The Golden Trout of the Southern High Sierras

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...in the colors. The parr-marks are sometimes less regular, and the exact shade of the bright lateral bund and the color of the belly varv somewhat. These, however, are simply differences in intensity rather than in pattern. The, extent of the spotting on the body is the best diagnostic character. The South Fork of Kern trout are almost invariably well spotted, not only on the caudal peduncle but also along the side above the latentl line, at least as far forward as the front of the dorsal fin. There are also usually a few spots on the anterior part of side and along median line of back between dorsal and head: snout and top of head spotted, and usually a few spots on side of head; but there are no spots below the lateral line except on the caudal peduncle. The type and a cotype of this species, which I have examined in the National.Museum, consist of two specimens 7 and s inches long, respectively. The larger specimen is in rather bad condition and shows no spots distinctly except on the caudal peduncle. The other and better specimen shows plainly a number of spots along the side above the lateral line, even to the gill-opening. A colored sketch of the specimen which Dr. Jordan took as the type has been kindly loaned to me by Dr. C. H. Gilbert. The drawing is by K. I;. Ames and is labeled "Type of Salmo agiui-lwnita in Dr. Gilbert's writing. This drawing shows a number of spots along the side above the lateral line even forward to the gill-opening, and was evidently made from the smaller and better preserved specimen in the National Museum. This specimen is therefore certainly the one which Dr. Jordan took as his type of the species and agrees very closely with the majority of the large series (39 exam'ples) of specimens in my...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236988701
  • 9781236988706