Report of the Meetings Volume 15

Report of the Meetings Volume 15

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...Chinese specimen of rupelii, presented by Mr. Reeves. Villiform teeth, long and slender. Two suborbitar teeth pointing backwards, one under the other and more slender; none pointing forwards. A small angle of bone on the edge of the operculum, not spinous. Hob. Red sea and seas of China and Japan. SCOLOPSIDES INERMIS, Temm. et Schl. F. J. Sieb. p. 63. pl. 28; Icon. The British Museum has Mr. Reeves's specimen of this fish. The drawing differs from the figure in the 'Fauna Japonica, ' just as a recent specimen from one that has become flaccid in spirits and lost its plumpness and height. The vertical bands are also fainter in the drawing, and the fins have a deep saffron-yellow or Dutch-orange colour instead of the pale primrose tint shown in the ' Fauna Japonica.' Teeth villiform with an outer row of stouter ones. Lower jaw teeth shorter. A very minute bony point on the edge of the gill-cover. A flat, acute, suborbitar tooth, with a point beneath its base. Edge of the suborbitar under the posterior third of the orbit strongly serrated. We have seen a drawing of a Scolopsides, executed at the islands of Houtman's Abrolhos, on the west coast of Australia, by Lieut. Emery, of the Royal Navy, which strongly resembles this fish; but the fins have only a yellow border and are otherwise colourless. Hub. Seas of China and Japan. SCOLOPSIDES POMOTIS, Richardson. Icon. Reeves, (3. 15; Hardw. Acanth. Chinese names, Skih kei, " Stone robber" (Reeves); Shih tsei (Birch). Though this drawing does not exhibit the peculiar suborbitar tooth of the genus, I am induced, in the absence of specimens, from its near resemblance to the preceding two species, to refer it to Scolopsides; and if this reference be correct, it more

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