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Plate Number: II 13

Mormyrus ex cinero nigricans: The Bone-Fish

Bone Fish Plate Number: II 13

The Back of this Fish was dark brown, the Belly white, the Iris of the Eye white; On the Back was one long spiny Finn: Behind the Gills were two more, and one behind the Anus; the Tail black and large, making a very wide Fork. They are in Plenty on the Coasts of the Bahama Islands; and as I remember, are called there Bone-Fish.

Corallina fruticosa elatior ramis quaqua-versum expansis teretibus: The Sea-Feather

The Size of these Plants is various some growing to the Height of three Feet, tho' usually a Foot, and a Foot and half spreading into long Slender pliant, stalks of an Horny transparent Substance of a light brown Colour; but incrusted over with a purple or reddish coralline Coat or Bark. The horny Part diverted of the coralline burns and stinks like common Horn. They grow in the Sea usually in five, or ten and fifteen Fathom Water, and are frequently found on the Shores of Virginia, Carolina, and sometimes on the Bahama Islands. These Plants do not grow horizontally, but upright as most Land-Plants doe, as doth also the great Sea-Fan; which is usually thought to grow horizontally. This Mistake I concieve proceeds from the Structure of that Plant, judging it from its flat and close Contexture not able to withstand the Impetuosity of the Waves but in that Position.

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