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THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY

toral fins should be ; the ventral fins are wanting. A dorsal fin, which is prolonged to nearly the whole length of the back, without quite reaching the tail, begins at about the length of the head back of the occiput ; the anal fin begins a short distance back of the anus, and

PSM V23 D086 The deep sea fish eurypharynx pelecanoides.jpg
The Deep-sea Fish Eurypharynx Pelecanoides

ends at the same point as the other. The extremity of the body is wrapped in a little membranous fold, a kind of caudal fin. The slender and flexible rays of these singular fins are not articulated, nor, so far as can be judged from the j^reserved specimen of the animal in liquor,