Excerpt from A History of the British Sessile-Eyed Crustacea, Vol. 1 of 2 The term Sessile-eyed has been applied to the order of crustaceous animals forming the subject of this work in contradistinction to that of the Stalk-eyed' order, of which Professor Bell has given an account in a preceding volume of this series. The name, with its Greek equivalent, Edriophthairaa, was first given by Dr. Leach, and has been recognized by all subsequent naturalists. It must t, however, be understood to characterize every genus that should be classed in the order. Among the Ttopoda, the genera of Tanais, Paratanais, Apseudes, and Munna, have their eyes fixed on pedicles. In the first of these genera, the structure differs so much in character from that of the rmal Isopoda, that it has been classed with the Stalk-cved Crustacea bv Fritz Muller and Anton Dohra. In this work wc have placed it in an intermediate position between the Amphipoda and the Isopoda; its most important structural characters holding a position nearer, but intermediate iu relation between, these two orders than they bear to the Stalk-eyed Crustacea. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.