Porkfish and schoolmaster snapper Mark Catesby
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Porkfish and schoolmaster snapper
Zoological study of a porkfish [above], Anisotremus virginicus, referred to here as Perca marina rhomboidalis fasciata, and a schoolmaster snapper [below], Lutjanus apodus, referred to here as Perca marina pinnis branchialibus carens. The porkfish is covered in grey and yellow scales, and the schoolmaster snapper in red scales, both with yellow irises and fins.
Signed and inscribed: 'Perca rhomboidalis &c [above] Peca Piunis &c [below]'
Plate 4 from volume II of Mark Catesby's The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands (London, 1731).
- Image reference: RS-18649
- © The Royal Society
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