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  ― 254 ―

The Long-Spined Chætodon

CHÆTODON ARMATUS

Chaetodon albescens, corpore, fasciis septem nigris, spinis pinnæ dorsalis sex, tertia longissima.

Whitish Chætodon, with seven black stripes on the body. Six spines on the dorsal fin, the third very long.

This appears to be a new and very elegant species of the genus Chætodon. The total length of the specimen was not more than four inches. The colour a silvery white, darker, and of a bluish tinge on the back; the transverse fasciae, or bands, of a deep black; the fins and tail of a pale brown. The third ray or spine of the first dorsal fin is much longer than the rest.

Colour plate facing page 254 of '1. The Pungent Chætedon. 2. Granulated Balistes.'



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