Xo. 5. — BejMrts on the Results of Dredging under the Supervision of Alexander Agassiz, on the East Coast of the United States, during the Summer of 1880, hy the U. S. Coast Survey Steamer " Make," COMMANDER J. K. Bartlett. U. S. N., Commanding. (Published by permission of Caulile P. Patterson and J. E. Hilgard, Superin-tendents U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.) XIX. Beport on the Fishes. By G. Brown Goode and Tarleton H. Bean. The specimens discnssed in the following preliminary report were obtained by Mr. Agassiz in the dredge and trawl, during the summer of 1880, off the eastern coast of the United States between George's Bank and a line eastward from the vicinity of Charleston, South Carolina, between north latitude 31° 57' to 41° 35', and west longitude 65° 35' to 78° 18', at depths varying from 44 to 1632 fathoms. Many of the same species were obtained by the United States Fish Commission in the deep waters off Newport and Wood's Holl, in 1880, 1881, and 1882, as well as by various Gloucester fishermen collecting on the fishing banks for the National Museum. Drawings have been prepared to accompany the following descrip-tions, mainly from material collected by Mr. Agassiz. These are not published in connection with this preliminary report, but are retained for the illustration of a monograph of the deep-sea fishes of the Western Atlantic, which is now in an advanced state of preparation. Allusion is frequently made in the following pages to the mutilated condition of the specimens sent to us for examination. It seems only fair to om-selves to call attention to the unsatisfactory state of the ma-terial investigated, since in some instances our most studious efforts have resulted in only partially complete descriptions. At the same time, it should be said that specimens of fishes brought up from such great depths are rarely perfect after they have been separated from the mass of mud and hard-shelled invertebrates which are usually found in VOL. X. — NO. 5.
Reports on the results of dredging under the supervision of Alexander Agassiz, on the east coast of the United States, during the summer of 1880, by the U.S. Coast Survey Steamer Blake, Commander J.R. Bartlett, U.S.N., commanding. Report on the fishes