The Selachians of Greenland by Ad S Jensen

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Ad S Jensen
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9781332307364
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Excerpt from The Selachians of Greenland

During my leadership of the practical-scientific fishery investigations along the colonized part of West Greenland, carried out on board the brig "Tjalfe" for the Danish Ministry of the Interior, in the years 1908 and 1909, I had rich opportunities of studying at first hand the Greenland fish fauna, which previously I had only known from Museum material and the literature. I am thus able to give a fairly acceptable account of the fish-life of this our northern colony.

In the following I shall deal with the Selachians, certainly a small yet in several respects an interesting group).

In the latest review of the fish fauna of Greenland, that of Dr. E. Vanhöffen in the "Greenland-Expedition der Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin", 2. Bd., 1897, p. 129, 4 species of Selachii are mentioned: Centroscyllium Fabricii (Reinhardt), Somniosiis inicrocephalus Block Schneider, Raja radiata Donovan and Raja Fyllae Lütken. In "The Danish Ingolf-Expedition", II, 1, 1898, p. 3 Chr. F. Lütken further describes a new species of ray from the Davis Strait, which he called Raja ingolfiana.

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