La Belle Assemblée, 1 (1806), 471.
Observations on the Nature and Generation of Oysters
Invertebrate Zoology, Observation, Taxonomy, Anatomy, Microscopy
Describes the lifecycle, development, and reproduction of oysters. States: 'In viewing them attentively by the microscope, a milky humour is discovered, which may be called semen, or sperm of oysters, and of all other testaceous fish'. Later reports: 'On account of them having no progressive motion, Aristotle gave them the name of aquatic plants'. (471)
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