Burbot and wels catfish Unknown
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Burbot and wels catfish
Ichthyological study of a species of burbot, here styled Mustela flaviatilis [top], and a wels catfish, here styled Silurus and under the common name ‘The Sheat-fish’ [bottom].
Printed inscription: ‘1. Rutten et Treischen Salv./ 2. Silurus i.e. Glanis Salv./ Tab: H.5. Sumbtibus Walteri Mills M:D: e: S:R.’ with further handwritten annotation: ‘ The sheat-fish, The River Whale, Grew/ 1. Mustela fluviatilis affinis & non idom suspicor potius hune poscum asie mustelam lacustrem majorem.’ Numbered ‘46’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate H:5 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.
Walter Mills (1654-1726), English physician, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1682.
- Image reference: RS-20632
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