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Dolphinfish and combfish
Ichthyological study of a common dolphinfish, Mahi-mahi, here styled Delphinus Belgis [top], and a Xyrichtys novacula, here styled Pesce pectine and under the common name ‘comb-fish’.
Printed inscription: ‘1. Delphinus Belgis/ 2. Pesce pectine/ Tab: O:2 Sumptibus D. Ferdinandi Mendes. D. Med. Reg’ with further handwritten annotation ‘The Dolphin of the Ocean Guaraca=pema Dorado/ 1. An Hippurus Rondel/ 2. Novacula piscis Rondel. Gesn. Comb-fish’ Numbered ‘102’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate O:2 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.
Fernando Mendes (1647-1724), British physician, was not a Fellow of the Royal Society.
- Image reference: RS-20688
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