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Edwards, George, 1694-1773. / Gleanings of natural history, exhibiting figures of quadrupeds, birds, insects, etc
Part II (1760)

Chap. LXXIV. Pla. 284. The horned fish; and the sea scorpion; Le poisson cornu; et le scorpion de mer,   pp. 158-160


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C H A P. LXXIV, PL A. 284.
The Horned Fifhf;
A N D
The Sea Scorpion.
THESE FiLhes are drawn from life,
of their natural bignefs. The Horned
Fifh was preferved in fpirits; the other was
frefh when drawn.
The Horned Fifh is of a fquarifh figure,
the back being the narrowefi, and the
belly the wideft part; it is covered all over
with a thick ftrong horny cafe, which is
fixed, and not at all pliable: the outer fur-
face is divided by lines into fexangular parts,
with a flar-like figure in the middle of
each: the body is wholly of a duflly co-
lour; but the iris of the eye retained an
orange colour: the mouth is fmall, and the
teeth are long and flender: from above the
eyes fpring two horns forwards; and from
the plane of the belly there fpring two
others backwards: the miniature figurks
A and B (hew its back and belly, the bet-
ter to illufirate this description : there is a
fin on each fide, one on the hinder part of
the back, and another on its under fii e
behind the vent: the tail hath alfo a pretty
long fin : all the fins and the taiI are loolf
and pliable, there being holes in the horny
covering for them to pafs through. On
opening this Fifl, I found iso fpinal bone
as in other Fifhies, nor any other bones,
but inflead thereof fome cartilairous fub-
dtances communicating, with the fis and
Le Poiffon cornu;
Le Scorpion de Mer.
J  A   I de'inJ ces Poiffns d'aprds nature, el
de grandeur naturelle: le Po&/n cornzi
etoit dans de l'efprit de vin quand je l'ai def-
fine': l'autre etoitftais.
Le Poifon cornu    f defoirme carrde irregu-
lire: le c z' du dos eji le plus e'roit, et cclui
du ventre le p/us large: tout le corps efI en-
ferme dans une efp/ce d'e'tui e6paisfort, et d'une
lub/lance a~ffz fimblable a de la corne, qui c/,I
fixe et ne fe plie point du tout : la Jur/ ace ex-
te'rieure en eji divi/ee, par des ligncs, enfigurei
hexagones, ou a lix cote's, avec une efece d'c.-
toile au milieu de chaque figure: tout la cou-
'verture etoit rembrunie, mais l'iris, cu le tour
des yeux confirvoit fa coulcur d'orange : la
gueule efl cti' te : les dents font longues et me-
z,+;si: tl lu2i brt au 6c1├čiis des Zeux cicux c rnes
Ce ul'vant; t't il en Jort lcuX autr-es a'e cbhaque
coin dui pl/rn d'it 'enfre, qi. i pointent en ar-
rier : Ics dczrx figures en petit, n11,YZu 'f S A
et 13, en? 1montrent he dos ct/ lc  ,,nr', pour
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nagzcci1 cfs d      t l'uzI c  1e lIe  zuli e, I Zl7c
tIant p/ace'e jUr ie bas dc c/cs, et Faufte ti?
de/Tous, au del/a de  'anuzs : la quecui a  aij
unre naoeire aJf'z /ongue : toZ  itszirageoires,
dlcrnze que l)a quezi+, Jt  ics et . Ilante:,
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//le  tlJlct.  Ap res avo'r Cv'eert cc Io/yKCn,
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