A Review of the Genera and Species of Serranidae Found in the Waters of America and Europe

A Review of the Genera and Species of Serranidae Found in the Waters of America and Europe

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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: ...than third, but scarcely longer, 3;; in head. Pectoral long, reaching past tips of ventrals, 1% in head. Color much as in Botlianus fulvus ruber--bright red; head, back, and sides covered with blue points which are edged with blackish; dorsal edged with dusky; caudal tips black above and below; maxillary with a row of dark spots; some dark spots about eye., Genus XIV.--PARANTHIAS. Brachyrhinus Gill, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila., 1862, 236 (oreolus=furcifer) (preoccupied in ento mology). This is one of the most strongly marked of our Serranoid genera, well distinguished among the Epinephelinae by the number of fin rays (D. IX, 18), by the deeply forked caudal, and by the form of the mouth and frontal region, in which respects it bears much resemblance to the Anthiime. But one species is known, a beautifully colored fish, inhabiting deep waters. ANALYSIS OF THE SPECIES OF PARANTHIAB. a. Body moderately elongate, strongly compressed; the profile couvex and the snout short, as in the suborder Anthiince; snout about 4 in head; eye about 4; maxillary reaching to below middle of eye, 2 in head; maxillary broadened posteriorly, its surface scaled, as in Anthias; teeth small, recurved, in a narrow band in each jaw; two to four straight canines near the front of each jaw; preorbital very narrow; preopercle finely serrate, with salient angle or enlarged teeth; gillrakers slender; scales small, closely and regularly imbricated, most of them strongly ctenoid; dorsal fin low, the spines strong, the third longest, 21 in head; soft rays of dorsal low, scarcely higher than longest spine; anal short, its longest (second) soft ray2 in head, its third spine longest, 2 in head; ventrals narrow, not reaching vent; pectorals lanceolate, as long as head; humeral...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236774108
  • 9781236774101