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Black moray eel and sandlance
Ichthyological study of a black moray eel, Gymnothorax melanosomatus, here styled Conger Indicus maculosus, [top] and a sandlance, here styled under the common name sand creeper [bottom].
Printed inscription: ‘1. Conger Indicus maculosus./ 2. Sand Creeper Belgis/ e picturis archetypis d: Iac Frasier./ Tab: G.10. Sumpt: D. Andr: Birth M: D: e. S: R.’ with further handwritten annotation:  The black murray. Catesby./ Torpodinum gonoro’ Numbered ‘41’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate G:10 from De historia piscium libri quatuor, by Francis Willughby and John Ray (Oxford, 1686).
Francis Willughby (1635-1672), British naturalist, was an Original Fellow of the Royal Society.
John Ray (1627-1705), British naturalist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1667.
Andrew Birch (c.1652 – c.1691), British physician, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1673.
- Image reference: RS-20627
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