(33). 0. Barbatwn, Linn

Syst. Nat. torn. i. p. 431. Bloch, Ichth. pl. 159. f. 1. Berkenh. Syn. vol. i. p. 66. Turt. Brit. Faun, p. 88. Donzelle commune, Cuv. Reg. An. torn. ii. p. 359.

Two pair of small barbules attached to the extremity of the hyoid bone, the anterior pair shorter than the other. Flesh-colour; the dorsal and anal fins edged with black. Length from eight to ten inches*. Cuv.

Introduced into the British Fauna by Berkenhout, but without the mention of any authority for its insertion. Must, in consequence, be considered as a very doubtful native. Found in the Mediterranean, along with another closely allied species.