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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. LXXVIII. Pla. 288. The prickled dog or hound-fish, with an insect called the walking-stick; Le chien de mer eperonné, avec l'insecte appellé le baton marchant],   pp. [Plate] 288-169


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C H A P. LXXVI
9e PRICKLED DOG or HOUND-FISH,
with an InfeH called the WALKING-
STICK.
F I G. 1, 2, 3, reprefent three views of
the Hound-Fifi. Fig. 4 is the Walk-
ing-Stick. Thefe are all etched from life,
of their natural fize.
The Fifh is a fpecies of the Shark. I
fuppofe that it was but newly brought forth,
part of the navel-ftring Hill adhering to
its belly. The eyes are large, and fland
out fo as to fee and be feen in all direc-
tions. Its general fhape is better to be
underIfood by the three different views
figured on the plate, than by words. The
upper fide is of a blueifh or flate colour,
with whitifh round fpots: the under fide
is white, with a tindture of red. It hath
lateral lines extending from the fides of the
head to the tail: it hath double nofirils.
The mouth is under the head. Five flits
on each fide of the neck form the gills in
this as well as in all fifh of the Shark kind.
It hath fmall openings behind the eyes,
which have the appearance of ear-holes.
On the belly it hath two pair of fins: be-
tween thofe forward the navel-ftring is
placed; between the hinder fins, which
are the fmaller, is placed the vent. On
the back it hath two fingle fins, the largeft
in the middle of the back, and a finaller
at a little diflance behind it: at the roots of
thefe back fins, towards the fifh's head,
arife two fmall prickles, which grow much
P LA. 288.
Le CHIEN DE MER EPERONNE,
avec l'Infe[Ie appelle le B A T O N
MARCH AN T.
7ESfg. I, 2, 3, repreyintent trois vues du
L'-'Chien de Mer.    La fg. 4 reprefente le
Baton Marchant. Ces fgures ont toutes ete
gravees d'apre's les fujets miemes, de grandeur
naturelle.
Le Poifon efI une efpece de Requin. Ye
fuppofe que, quand il a e'te pris, il e'toit nou-
vellement ne', parce qu'une partie du cordon
die nombril lui tenoit encore au ventre. Il
a les yeux grands, et fortant de la tete, de
maniere qu'on les voit et qu'ils voyent de
tous les cote's.  Les trois difererntes vues, qu'on
en donne fur la planche, peuvent mieux faire
comrprendre fa figure en general, que des mots.
Le dos en eJi d'une couleur bleudtre, ou d'ar-
doife, avec de rondes taches blancbdtres: le
ventre en efl blanc nuance de rouge. II a de
chaque c6te' une ligne late'rale, qui s'etend de-
puis la tate jufyues a' la gueue : fes nazeaux
font doubles, et la gueule e/ foous la tete.  1i
a ciny fentes de chague cotL du cott, dtpuis les
ozies, comme tozis ies poi/oens du genre des
Requins.   11 a derriere les yeux de petites
ouzvertures, qui ont l'apparence d'oreilles. 1l
a deux paires de nageoires Jous le -ventre: le
cordon du nombril e/I place' entre les deux de
devan2t; et l'anus el fitule' entre ces deux de
derriere, qui font les plus petites.  11a daux
fimples nageoiresfur le dos; dont Iaplus grande
f fur le milieu; I'autre, qui efi la plus petite,
-eI placee derriere celle-la a quelyue peu de
d/ifance: il y a, a la racine de ces nageoires


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