I Formerly described Zooteirea* as found on oyster shells dredged from deep water in the Firth of Forth, near Edinburgh. Although the animals are not common, yet we occasionally meet with a shell completely covered with a dense forest of them, each consisting of a clear, glassy stalk, surmounted by a silvery star ; and it is difficult to imagine a more gorgeous microscopic display than such an assemblage affords, especially when illuminated by oblique sunlight of various colours under low powers.

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