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  ― 265 ―

Doubtful Lophius

LOPHIUS DUBIUS

Lophius nigricans, subtus pallidus.

Blackish Lophius, pale beneath.

This fish was about six inches in length; its general colour a very deep brown, almost black; the mouth extremely wide, and furnished with several rows of slender sharp teeth. On opening it many ova were found, which were very large in proportion to the fish.

Colour plate facing page 265 of 'The Doubtful Lophius'



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