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6) of 25 fine specimens. Cataloguing [[Cataloging]] in the Record Books of this department was carried on as follows, for November. [[4 column table]] Name of Book | No. of entries to Nov. 1 | No. of entries to Dec. 1 |No. of entries made during November Crustacea | 4669. | 4850. | 181. Worms | 85. | 160. | 75. Radiates | 5412. | 5685. | 273. Sponges | 754. | 884. | 130. Bryozoa Ascidians | 45. | 161. | 116. Mollusca | 33290. | 33375. | 85. Total | 44255. | 45115. | 860. [[/table]] All of the Crustacia catalogued, and nearly all of the radiates, were from the U.S. Fish Commission collection, mainly of the past three years; the worms, bryozoa and ascidians were also from the same sources. The mollusca were the U.S. Fish Commission duplicates, intended for the Duplicate series. I have not attempted to catalogue any of the reserve mollusca. Of the sponges catalogued, 52 entries were of specimens received from McKesson & Robbins, New York: for the Industrial series; 62 specimens of the same character, from the Centennial Collections, and the balance U.S. Fish Commission collections.
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