Handbook of Melbourne; For the Use of Mambers of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science. Melbourne Meeting, 1890

Handbook of Melbourne; For the Use of Mambers of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science. Melbourne Meeting, 1890

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...melanopterus, and of the spiny and the basking sharks. A speci-men of the latter, 36ft. long, was taken at Portland in 1883. Our commoner rays are the sting ray, M yliobatis nieuuy'ii, Raja lemprieri, Urolophus testaceus, nd the fiddler ray, Tr_1/.r/m1or/u-na/Qrsciata. The king of the herrings, Callorhynchus antarcticus, is fairly common with us, and is afflicted with the same parasitic genus, S.1/naptyches, as is its northern representative. The most useful for food of our marine bony fishes are the Gippsland perch, Latex colonorum; salmon trout, Arrin-s truttaccus; the ludrick, Girella simplex; snapper, Pagrus unicolor; bream, Chrysophrys australis; butter fish, Chilodactylus nigricans; flat-heads, Platycephalus bassensis and P. l(mn-gatus; Whiting, Sillago punctata; pyke, Sphyremm nomehollandiw; king fish, Sciwna antarctica; barracouta, T hyrsites atm2; silver trevally, Carana: georgianus; skip-jack, Tenmodon saltator; sand mullet, M114/il grandis; mullet, Agonostoma diemensis; stranger, Odax richardsoml; rock cod, Pseudop/l.1/cis barbatus; sole, Rhombosolea bassensis; flounder, Plmronectes m-ctoriw; gar-fish, Hemirha1nplms intermedius; and pilchard, (Jlupea sagaa: . Species remarkable for their form, colour, or habits are the old-wife, Enoplosus arnmtus, and Neotephrw0ps zebra, with their black transverse zebralike stripes; the flying gurnets, Tri.rla polyommata, T. Icumu, and Lepidotrigla vzmessa; the stone-lifter, Katlwtostoma lwve; the gorgeous multi-coloured parrot-fish, Labrichthys and Hnteroscarus; the seahorses, of which our most common species is Hipp0campus breviceps, with their ally, the sea, -dragon, Phylloptewym foliatus; the leather-jackets, Mona-cant/l1ls-; toad-fish, Tetrodon; sea hedge-hogs, Diodon; and the...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236894936
  • 9781236894939