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Title: Guide to the nature treasures of New York city; American museum of natural history, New York aquarium, New York zoölogicl park and Botanical garden, Brooklyn museum, Botanic garden and Children’s museum
Year: 1917 (1910s)
Authors: Pindar, George N Pearson, Mabel H Fischer, George Clyde, 1878-
Subjects: American Museum of Natural History New York Aquarium New York Botanical Garden Brooklyn Museum Brooklyn Botanic Garden Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences. Children’s Museum
Publisher: [New York] Pub. for the American museum of natural history by C. Scribner’s sons
Contributing Library: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical Garden
Digitizing Sponsor: Metropolitan New York Library Council – METRO
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hefollowing order: 1. Lampreys and Hagfishes. These are eel-like crea-tures with round sucking mouths and no jaws—in thisunlike fishes in the true application of the word. Theyare without scales, true teeth or paired limbs, and theirbackbone is but a thread of cartilage. 2. Sharks and Rays, which are fishes with soft skeletonsand small bony scales. They are the most primitive of theancient type of fishes. Numerous specimens will be foundsuspended from the ceiling and in cases. 3. Chimeeroids or Ratfishes. These are nearly scaleless,living mostly in the deep sea and belonging to the group ofsilver sharks. The most characteristic forms are repre-sented by models. 4. Lungfishes, found in the rivers of Australia, Africa andSouth America. These ancient and nearly extinct forms ofsalamander-like fishes are shown by specimens of the threesurviving types. The African type passes the months whenthe streams are dried up in cocoon-like form, during whichtime it breathes only with its lungs. 55
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HAMMERHEAD SHARK DEEP-SEA FISH SAND SHARK PADDLEFISH 56 THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY 5. Ganoids, which are mainly bony-scaled fishes andwere most numerous in the early geologic ages. The stur-geon, garpike, paddlefish, bowfin and African bichir areamong the present survivors. An excellent habitat groupof the paddlefish is reproduced. The roe of these fishes isan important article of commerce and constitutes what isknown as American caviar. 6. Teleosts or Bony Fishes. This group comprises about10,500 species, or more than nine tenths of all the formsof our food and game fishes. A selected number of exam-ples of this group is temporarily installed in the Bird Halland includes bass, carp, cod, eel, herring and tilefish, whichlatter recently has become a popular food fish. Inspection should be made of the Deep Sea Group,showing types found at a depth as great as 3,000 fathoms,or more than three miles. Nearly all the deep-sea fishesare provided with luminous organs which are dist
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