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" ... the fish were wholly white, without a spot upon them ; the dorsal fin was the only part of a different colour, being a blackish green : this fin ran all along the back from the gills to the tail, consisting of a great number of rays, soft, and little... "
A history of the fishes of the British Islands - Page 62
by Jonathan Couch - 1863
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A History of British Fishes, Volume 1

William Yarrell - Fishes - 1836
...consisting of a great number of rays, soft, and little more than an inch long. Each of the pectoral fins had six double rays. There were no ventral nor anal...strongly marked along the middle of the two sides." " This was the first individual of the genus Trichiurus, as far as I know, that had ever been found...
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A History of British Fishes, Volume 1

William Yarrell - Fishes - 1841
...consisting of a great number of rays, soft, and little more than an inch long. Each of the pectoral fins had six double rays. There were no ventral nor anal...strongly marked along the middle of the two sides." " This was the first individual of the genus Trichiurus, as far as I know, that had ever been found...
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Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Volume 16

Natural history - 1864
...from the gills to the tail ;" " the tail ended in a point, consisting of three or four soft spiues or bristles of different lengths, not exceeding two...strongly marked along the middle of the two sides." The second specimen was obtained " on the 12th of November, 1812 ;" " its head had been broken off...
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The Annals and Magazine of Natural History: Including Zoology, Botany, and ...

Natural history - 1865
...a point, consisting of three or four soft spines or bristles of different lengths, not exceeding 2 inches. The body was nearly of the same breadth for...then its breadth diminished gradually till within 3 inches of the tail, when the diminution became more quick. The lateral line was straight, and strongly...
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