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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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