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Fauna Boreali-Americana, or the Zoology of the Northern Parts of British America, Volume 3: The Fish: Containing Descriptions of the Objects of Natural History Collected on the Late Northern Land Expeditions Under Command of Captain Sir John Franklin, R.N.

Flora / Fauna

Series: Fauna Boreali-Americana Volume: 3

By: John Richardson (Author)

396 pages, 14 colour & 12 b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Feb 2012 | #211811 | ISBN-13: 9781108041690
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About this book

A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.

Sir John Richardson (1787-1865), surgeon, naturalist and Arctic explorer, went on Sir John Franklin's first two Arctic expeditions as ship's doctor and naturalist, and made observations and collected a large number of plant and animal specimens from the Canadian Arctic. On his return to England after the second expedition he began to write this four-volume work of natural history, first published between 1829 and 1837.

A volume is dedicated to each of the classes of mammal, bird, fish and insect, which are found in the Canadian Arctic. This work is an interesting example of pre-Darwinian natural history, full of detailed descriptions of the appearance, anatomy and behaviour of the different species. Volume 3 was first published in 1836 and is devoted to the species of fish found in the Canadian Arctic. It contains many detailed illustrations, and discussions of the similarities between different species of fish.


Contents

Introduction
Osseous Fishes: Acanthopterygii: Percoideae
Mulli
Cottoideae
Claenoideae
Sparoideae
Maenoideae
Chaetodontoideae
Anabasideae
Scomberoideae
Taenioideae
Siganoideae
Mugiloideae
Gobioideae
Batrachoideae
Labroideae
Fistularoideae
Malacopterygii Abdominalis: Cyprinoideae
Esocidae
Siluroideae
Salmonoideae
Clupeoideae
Malacopterygii Subbrachiati: Gadoideae
Platessoideae
Discoboli
Macacopterygii Apodes: Anguilliformes
Lophobranchii
Plectognathi
Cartilaginous Fishes: Chondropterygii Eleutheropomi: Sturionideae
Chondropterygii Trematopneontes: Selachii
Cyclostomata
Index


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