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Title: American food and game fishes : a popular account of all the species found in America, north of the equator, with keys for ready identification, life histories and methods of capture
Year: 1902 (1900s)
Authors: Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931 Evermann, Barton Warren, 1853-1932
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, Page & Co.
Contributing Library: Robarts – University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto
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^Vn an interesting species, occurring on our Atlantic Coast from Maineto the Carolinas. it attains a weight of i to 2 pounds or lessand is generally common on sandy bottom, it is a near relativeof the valuable European turbot (Psetta maxima).
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532 GLOSSARY OF TECHNICAL TERMS* Abdomen. Belly. Abdominal. Pertaining to the belly; said of the ventral fins of fishes when in-serted considerably behind the pectorals, the pelvic bones to which theventral fins are attached having no connection with the shoulder girdle. Abortive. Reinaining or becoming imperfect. Actinosts. A series of bones at the base of the pectoral rays. Acuminate. Tapering gradually to a point. Acute. Sharp-pointed. Adipose fin. A peculiar, fleshy, fin-like projection behind the dorsal fin, on thebacks of salmons, catfishes, etc. Air-bladder. A sac filled with air, lying beneath the backbone of fishes, corres-sponding to the lungs of higher, vertebrates. Alizphenoid. A small bone on the anterior lateral wall of the brain case. Amphicoelian. Double-concave; said of vertebrae. Anadromoiis. Running up; said of marine fishes which run up rivers to spawn. Anal. Pertaining to the anus or vent. Anal fin. The fin on the median line behind the vent, in fishes. Anchyloscd
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