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Studies of three fishes from Australia
Marine biological studies of three Australian fishes. Figure 1 'Percis emeryana Emery's Percis' [modern taxonomy Parapercis nebulosa, the Barfaced sandsmelt] "taken at Depuch Island" (off North-western Australia) according to the accompanying text. Figure 2 'Hemiscyllium trispeculare Tri-oscellated Hemiscyllium' [modern taxonomy Hemiscyllium trispeculare, the Speckled carpetshark] "Obtained at Turtle Island on the north-west coast of Australia". Figure 3 'Monacanthus megalouris Big-tailed monacanth [Fanbellied filefish?]. The text states that this fish was caught at "Houmans Abrolhos" a chain of islands off Western Australia. Plate 1 from the publication Icones piscium, or plates of rare fishes by John Richardson (London, Richard and John E. Taylor, 1843).
Original: lithograph . 1843
- Image reference: RS-10069
- The Royal Society
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