The Fishes of North and Middle America: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Species of Fish-like Vertebrates Found in the Waters of North America, North of the Isthmus of Panama, Volume 4

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1900 - Fishes
 

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Page cxlv - ... dorsal somewhat more strongly arched; anterior profile not trenchant, almost straight from snout to front of dorsal, very slightly convex in front of dorsal and very slightly concave between eye and tip of snout; head pointed, interorbital space broad and...
Page clvii - ... spines from third to fifteenth being about equal in length, the sixteenth and seventeenth being somewhat shorter, the remaining three progressively longer; soft dorsal higher, its longest ray about 1.7 in head; longest anal ray 1.7; pectoral broad, 1.25 in head, reaching anal; ventral barely reaching origin of anal; a pair of slender ocular cirri, a small supraocular one, a short, slender, nasal cirrus and a few very slender ones at the nape; scales large, not crowded anteriorly; lateral line...
Page cxxv - Scleral cartilages; pigment in the pigment epithelium; vitreal cavity obliterated ; no hyaloid membrane. Pupil closed. Some of the eye muscles developed. No outer reticular layer. Outer and inner nuclear layers merged into one. Eye in adult not connected with the brain. e. Pigment epithelium well developed; cones well developed; ganglionic cells forming a funnel-shaped mass through the center of the eye.
Page cliii - Scales very large, weakly ctenoid; nape, cheeks, and breast scaled, scales somewhat smaller than on body, about 9 scales before dorsal. Color, pale-olivaceous or straw-color, back and upper part of head with profuse fine dark...
Page clv - ... space one-third diameter of eye; anal long and low, the membranes deeply notched between the rays; pectoral of 15 rays, broad and short, reaching posterior end of second dorsal; ventral 2, slender.
Page clv - Body slender, compressed; head rather long, pointed, upper profile convex; mouth large, maxillary nearly reaching posterior border of orbit; lips thick, jaws equal; teeth very small, conical, a single row in each jaw; a single nasal, ocular, and nuchal filament; dorsal...
Page cxlv - ... middle ones longest, reaching past tip of ventral nearly to vent; ventral moderate, pointed, reaching half-way to vent; caudal rounded; scales large, cycloid the lateral line on second row below the dorsal interrupted near the end of dorsal and beginning again on Ihe row below, on caudal peduncle.
Page clxi - ... teeth of upper jaw conical and sharp, in a patch in front, becoming one row posteriorly; teeth in lower jaw similar, but fewer and weaker; vomerine teeth in two series. Nasal, ocular, and nuchal tentacles present, all but the nasal about 5-branched. Dorsal origin over edge of preopercle, the first 4 spines graduated, the fourth shortest, thus forming a notch; dorsal ending with an unbranched...
Page clix - Mow middle of eye; lips broad, prominent; a band of conical teeth on each jaw, those on side somewhat enlarged and recurved; a patch of teeth on vomer, none on palatines; gill-membranes broadly united, free from isthmus; eye large...
Page cxv - Back light olivaceous with dark punctnlations; rest of body below a line from shoulder to upper base of caudal silvery ; faint traces of golden behind eye; no lateral band. This species is very close to...