An History of Animals; Containing Descriptions of the Birds, Beasts, Fishes, and Insects of the Sevarl Parts of the World Illustrated with Figures

An History of Animals; Containing Descriptions of the Birds, Beasts, Fishes, and Insects of the Sevarl Parts of the World Illustrated with Figures

By (author) 

List price: US$42.87

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

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. 1752 edition. Excerpt: ...ovato-quadrangular, or approaching to conic: the skin is always very firm and hard; in some of the species it is smooth, but in most it is covered either entirely with spines, or it has them in particular places; there are no belly fins: the number of fins in the whole is five; there are two pectoral or lateral ones, one on the back, the pinna ani, and the tail: the mouth is small; the teeth, however, are large: the eyes are covered with the common cuticle: the apertures of the nostrils are two on each side, and stand a little way before the eyes; the lips are moveable, and in part cover the teeth; there is no branchiostege membrane. The species of this genus are numerous, and may conveniently be arranged under several divisions. OSTRACIONES. Division the First. Those which have numerous teeths and are of an oblong andsquare form. Ostracion oblongo-quadrangulus tuberculis quatuor majo ribus in dorfo. grOtt The oblongo-quadrangular Ostracion with four large tu-sQUsttC 5ft si) bercles on the back. THIS is a very singularly-shaped fish: the head is small, and the rostrum obtuse; the eyes are large, and are covered with a thin skin; their iris is of a greyish-white, and the pupil round, and of a greenish-black: the nostrils have each a double aperture, very conspicuous, and situated at a small distance before the eyes: the mouth is small, and has a pair of moveable lips, which in part cover the teeth; the teeth themselves are large, and seem quite disproportioned to the size of the mouth in which they stand: the body is of a strange figure, approaching to square; the back is broad and flat; the belly also is broad and flat, and the sides are very little prominent, so that the whole figure is tolerably regularly quadrangular: on the anterior part of...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 356 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 635g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236556828
  • 9781236556820