Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College Volume 22

Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College Volume 22

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...were eaten on the Fish Hawk, cooked after the manner of "whitebait." The species was known from the western Atlantic as early as the time of Cuvier, who had specimens sent from Miquelon, Newfoundland, by M. de la Pilaie. It was, however, originally described from Norway by Linnaeus, and seems to have been mentioned by Olafsen about Iceland as early as 1774. Linnaeus ascribed it also to the Mediterranean, but, as Cuvier has shown, it is very evident that the southern fish which he had in mind was Serranm scriba (compare Systema Naturw, 12th edition, pp. 483 and 480). It has never been found south of the British Channel, and the figure by Day was obtained by him from Utrecht or Leyden, but he does not say whether or not it was from Dutch waters. Day gives a number of localities of its capture about the British Isles, but it is rare south of Faroe Islands. It occurs on the southwest coast of Spitsbergen (Malmgren, loc. cit.), and on the Norwegian coast it is found everywhere from Christiauia around to the Varanger Fiord. It also occurs in Greenland, and from Labrador, as a shore form, as far south as Maine (See Essex Fishes), aud in deeper water, as shown in the accompanying list, as far south as 39 48.' The Norwegian expedition obtained it as deep as 147 fathoms, and American vessels down to 179. Specimens of this speciesjiave also been found by the steamer Albatross in the following localities: No. 33370, U. S. N. M., from station 20G7, in 42 15' 25" N. lat., 65 48' 40" W. Ion., at a depth of 122 fathoms; No. 33501, U. S. N. M., from station 2088, in 3959' 15" N. lat., 70 36' 30" W. Ion., at a depth of 143 fathoms; No. 33507, U. S. N. M., from station 2090, in 39 59' 10" N. lat., 70 41' 10" W. Ion., more

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