Miscellaneous, 237 male slave recovered, but for a year afterwards he looked like a ske-leton, and the surviving woman ascribed her safety to only having eaten one bulb.'* MISCELLANEOUS. Notice of the Occurrence, on the Durham Coast, of Diphyllidia lineata. liy Albany Hancock, Esq. In the early part of last year, the Rev. G. C. Abbes brought to me a small mollusk which he had obtained from the boats at Whitburn. On examination, this creature proved to be Diphyllidia lineata, a most interesting addition to the marine fauna, not only of the di-strict, but of England. It has occurred only once before in the Bri-tish seas ; in September 1849, a single specimen having been dredged off Shetland by Mr. Barlee. These two, the only British examples, are much smaller than those obtained in the Mediterranean, and are more attenuated in form. Thinking, therefore, that our specimen might possibly be a distinct species, I was induced to examine its internal structure ; and Mr. Alder having kindly supplied individuals of the true D. lineata, a strict comparison was instituted, which has resulted in determining that the two forms are identical. — Trans, of Tyneside Naturalists' Field Club, vol. ii. p. 128. IRISH MOLLUSCA. To the Editors of the Annals of Natural History. Windsor Lodge, Monkstown, co. Dublin, August 5, 1852. Gentlemen, — The following Mollusca are the results of three days' dredging in Birterbuy Bay, co. Galway. The first day I was accompanied by my friend Dr. Battersby of Torquay, who being pressed for time had to return to Dublin sooner than he expected, leaving me to pursue the conchological research in that delightful locality. July 21. — Gastrochatna modio-Chiton Asellus \ very large. Una ; the scarcer variety found Trochus Montagui. in cases composed of broken Odostomia eulimoides. shells, &c. Mangelia gracilis ; dead. Pandora obtusa. purpurea; dead. Lyonsia norvegica. striolata. Thracia pubescens ; one valve. septangularis. Psammobia tellinella. Cylichna conulus. vespertina. • cylindracea ; dead. Cardium fasciatum. • truncata ; dead. nodosum. July 22. — Some of the shells found Circe minima, of the most beauti-on the 2 1 st, as also Thracia con-' ful marking. vexa ; dead. Lepton squamosum. Thracia pubescens. Area tetragona. Solen pellucidus. Modiola tulipa. Cardium pygmceum. Lima Loscombii. Lucina spinifera. Dentaiium Tarentinum. flexuosa.