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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Page 3190 - Body short, rather stout, compressed; head short, snout short, but pointed; month rather small, little oblique, gape scarcely reaching orbit; teeth in each jaw in a single series; gill-membranes broadly united across isthmus; eye small, interorbital space wide; dorsal outline rising abruptly to above eye, thence gently curved to origin of dorsal...
Page 3171 - ... one smallest, opposite membrane of first spine, the other 8 separated somewhat obscurely into pairs, the first pair under middle spines, second under last spines, third under first rays, fourth under last rays; 2 or 3 very small black dots on upper edge of caudal peduncle; 2 or 3 more in front of dorsal on median line, each accompanied by a similar one on either side; in some specimens a few scattering ones on top of head behind eyes, sometimes regularly arranged; a few dark-brown spots behind...
Page 3147 - Head 7 in total length; depth about 14; eye 8 in head; snout 5; gape 2.2; interorbital a little less than snout. Teeth uniserial, strong, sharp, not close-set, all entire and without basal lobes; tail considerably longer than rest of body; gill-opening smaller than eye; snout rather pointed, lower jaw the shorter, the mouth capable of being completely closed. Dorsal fin high, much higher than anal; nasal tube long, about 3 in eye.
Page 3192 - ... type, but a trifle lower in cotype; membrane of dorsal and anal joined to caudal; caudal small, pointed; pectoral small, of 8 rays; ventral small, of 2 rays. Color in spirits: Body everywhere with a very slight yellowish tinge, in some specimens a faded gray; one specimen has traces of 10 or 12 dark crossbars; tins all pale, in one case the dorsal and anal dark-edged.
Page 3194 - Hody ratlier long and slender, strongly compressed; head large, little compressed; snout moderately sharp ; mouth large, maxillary reaching posterior border of eye, the lips heavy, the jaws...
Page 3188 - A. n, 15; longest dorsal spine 1.8 in head, longest ray 1.6; longest anal ray 2.3;. pectoral 0.8; ventral 1.3; caudal 1.3. Body short and stout, tapering rapidly to the short, compressed caudal peduncle; head short; snout short, blunt, concave in front of eyes; mouth small, slightly oblique, jaws equal; eye large, high up, interorbital width very narrow; a broad bifid orbital tentacle and a short nasal one; none on nape.
Page 3193 - Color: Uniform dark brown on head and body, no dark crossbars; dorsal brown, mottled with lighter, narrowly edged with white; a black spot upon anterior 3 or 4...
Page 3190 - ... dark brown; top of head with the color of body; lips with brown and pale stripes; posterior half of maxillary pale; dorsal rather dark; caudal uniform gray or faintly barred; anal similar to dorsal in color; the rays with pale tips forming a white edge; pectoral like caudal; ventrale pale.
Page 3148 - Body comparatively deep and strongly compressed, the belly trenchant, without serrations; snout thick, much projecting; maxillary reaching nearly to root of mandible, scarcely serrate ; eye moderate ; tip of lower jaw reaching vertical from front of eye; distance from lower posterior angle of cheek to vertical from posterior margin of...
Page 3170 - ... maxillary reaching middle of eye or somewhat beyond; gillrakers short, 6 developed on lower limb; teeth small, conical, and sharp, on vomer and palatines and in several series in each jaw, with weak canines in front and a few canine-like teeth on middle of side of lower jaw; cheek with about 7 rows of scales; preopercle finely serrate...

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