Manuscript of Henry Weed Fowler on the fishes of the Philippines, unpublished, circa 1930-1941

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Abstract

This item refers to the unpublished manuscript of Henry Weed Fowler, entitled "The Fishes of the groups Stomiatoidei, Synbranchii, Apodes, Heteromi, Lyopomi, Imiomi and relateed forms, mostly bathylpelagic, collected by the United States Bureau of Fisheries Steamer 'Albatross', chiefly in Philippine Seas and adjacent waters". Fowler wrote the manuscript while at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, circa 1930-1941. The manuscript consists primarily of handwritten materials and is divided into several parts: (1) Manuscript and typescript of Part 7 entitled The Fishes of the groups Stomiatoidei, Synbranchii, Apodes, Heteromi, Lyopomi, Iniomi and related forms, mostly bathypelagic, collected by the United States Bureau of Fisheries Steamer "Albatross," chiefly in Philippine Seas and adjacent waters. (Boxes 1-3); (2) Manuscript and typescript of Part 8, entitled The Fishes of the Orders Synentognathi, Anacanthini, Allotriognathi and Heterosomata collected by the United States Bureau of Fisheries Steamer "Albatross," chiefly in Philippine Seas and adjacent waters. (Boxes 3-5); (3) Manuscript of Part 9, entitled The Fishes of the Orders Zeoidei, Berycoidei, Thoracostei (Lophobranchii, Hypostomides, Aulostomi) and Percomorphi (Percesoces and Rhegnopteri) collected by the United States Bureau of Fisheries Steamer "Albatross," chiefly in Philippine Seas and adjacent waters. (Boxes 5-6); (4) Manuscript of Part 10, entitled The Scombroid Fishes of the Families Scombridae, Thunnidae, Scomberomoridae, Gempylidae, Lepidopidae, Trichiuridae, Xiphiidae, Istiophoridae, Coryphaenidae, Bramidae, Pteraclidae, Centrolophidae, Stromateidae, Tetragonuridae, Carangidae, Pomatomidae, Rachycentridae, Kurtidae, Lactariidae, Menidae and Leiognathidae collected by the United States Bureau of Fisheries Steamer "Albatross," chiefly in Philippine Seas and adjacent waters. (Box 6); Manuscript of Part 11, entitled The Fishes of the Families Branchiostegidae, Labracoglossidae, Malacanthidae, Cepolidae, Cirrhitidae, Chironemidae, Aplodactylidae, Latridae, Scorpaenidae, Synanceidae, Caracanthidae, Aploactidae, Platycephalidae, Bembradidae, Oplichthyidae, Triglidae, Cephalacanthidae and Peristediidae, collected by the United States Bureau of Fisheries Steamer "Albatross," chiefly in Philippine Seas and adjacent waters. (Box 7); Manuscript of Part 12, entitled The Fishes of the Families Rhyacichthyidae, Eleotridae, Gobiidae, Periophthalmidae, Gobioididae, Echeneiidae and Callionymidae collected by the United States Bureau of Fisheries Steamer "Albatross." chiefly in Philippine Seas and adjacent waters. (Boxes 7-8).

Date Range

1930-1941

Start Date

1930

End Date

1941

Access Information

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Topic

Ichthyology

Place

  • Philippines
  • Philippine Sea

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Manuscripts

Accession #

SIA RU007180

Collection name

Henry Weed Fowler Papers, circa 1920, 1930-1941

Physical Description

8 boxes

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Boxes 1-8