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Edwards, George, 1694-1773. / Gleanings of natural history : exhibiting figures of quadrupeds, birds, insects, etc. most of which have not, till now, been either figured or described
Part II (1760)

Chap. LXXVI. Pla. 286. The balanus of the whale with polypes, the limax marina, the hairy crab, and the herringbone coralline; Le balanus de la baleine avec des polypes, le limaçon marin, la crabe veluë, et le corail en forme d'arrête de harang,   pp. 162-165


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number of fmall rings or grooves, as the
figure expreffes: the fpaces between thefe
buttreffes are fmoother, but not without
vifible lines in the direction expreffed in
the print. The (hell is of a dirty whitifh
colour, broadeft at the bottom, and nar-
rower at the top, where there is an open-
ing, in the middle of which appears a kind
of Polype putting forth its prongs from a
leather-like fubftance, which has the ap-
pearance of the ruffle on a fhirt-fleeve.
There are, befides this Polype, about feven
others, feemingly of a different fpecies,
which adhere by their bottoms round the
opening on the upper part of the fhell:
they have oval heads, with the appearance
of ears, which have cavities and paffages
into the head: the heads are fixed to the
fhell by longifh flalks or necks. C fhews
one of the heads divided, and discovers
what I think moft properly the Polype;
which feems not to adhere to the infide
of its cafe, on one fide of which there is
an opening, through which the Polype puts
forth its prongs or feelers. Thefe Polypes
were of an obfcure reddifli colour.
D reprefents the LIMAX MARINA,
which is the {hell of a fea-infcd we are
not acquainted with in a more perfed flate.
The fhell is compofed of eight parts or
joints, finely wrought as if it had been en-
graved: it is rii-rng without, and hollow
within; and when the animal is living, it
is capable, I fuppofe, of rolling it'elf up
into a round form. The fhell, when opened,
is of the form and fize of the figure: the
outfide of it is of a dark brown colour
tending to greenifi, and the infide is
whitifh, tinged in part with a blueilfh-green.
E  fhewvs the figure of the HAIRY
CRAB, which has nothing extraordinary
in its general form. The tail, which I
have extended, is uIually turned under the
ou de reineures, comme la fgure Zex'prhime:
l'efpace qui eJI entre ckaque tuvau eJI plus unie,
mais non fans lignes viJbles dirigees de la
maniere dont lem,]preinte les repreJente.  L'e'-
caille ß1/ d'une couleur fale blancbdire, fort
large vers le bas, et plus efiroite vers le hauzt,
C9' il y a une ouverture, au milieu de la quelle
paroit une efp e de Po~ype e'tendant Jes jour-
chons d'un JrI/lance lernblabe a' du cuir, et
qui a afez l'air d'une manchette d'homme.
Outre ce Polype, il y en a environ fept au-
tres, d'une f/Jiance diff'rente en apparence,
qui font attaches par leur baje, autour de
l'ouverture, fuir le deliUs de la ccqudille: ils-
Gnt la tete ovale, avec des apparen2ces d'cre Il.s,
qui ont des ca'vite's, et des iYiezs dans la te
les tet e    efont attachees a la coquille par des tiues
long uetics, cu des cous.  C mar qie une de ces
t6"tes fparee, et jait voir ce qui me parcit
etre piies particulit'reniezt le Polyfe, qui ne
fen/ble pas etre attache au dedans de Jun etfti,
au c61e' dii quel il y a zine cuverture, par oi\
le Polpe e'tend fis bras, cu fis j6urch'ons.
Ces Polvpes z'toient d'une couleur rougeatr_
cbjcure.
La figure D reprefente le LIALWCO-
MUARIAV; c'e/i la coquille d'un inf'Jee de
yNer, Tui ne nous c/i pas cOnnU dans tin e]tat
p/'us pa)fzait.  Cette coquilie td comj of -e de
buit parties, o. hbit pie'ces jointes e~jfmnbl/s,
a2,li c/ gniivnent travailc'fcs que .1i elles ecjeint,
ef/egravies  c/clle e  revi'e en &1    t en '7',
et cre",fe en dledans.  le fmjyj of qute qua::d
l'animal eli en vie, il peat /2' rozuler de li
ni&ene enJ fiorye ronde. .Qyand La !Crfie i l/ '
ouverte, eli c/i -de la  'V4 ie foir; ie et de la
znime grand ur que la    ,due: le dehsrs en
eJf d'un  brun fonce' tirant Jfr lc 'zerldiitre
le dedans en /IY blanchaitre, nuance, en 'fartie
d'un vert bleunitre.
E   montre La figure    aec la C R A B E
YE L UE, yqi n'a rien d'extraordinaire,
qu2ant a Ja ftnrme en gen6 laL. La quezi?,
que je reprelente etendiui; a &  stuxie dc/ tren


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