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Tauredophidium hextii, from the Bay of Bengal, 1310 fatghoms. The eres are completely atrophied, and their sockets, which are filled with connective-tissue, are entirely hidden beneath the thick, scaly skin. The long, stout ventral fins are probably used as feelers. The huge spines of the gill-covers can be erected or depressed as required; when erected, they make a very formidable defence

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