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Product images of Various fish species
Various fish species
Ichthyological study of various species of fish, including:
- A painted eel, Echelus myrus, here styled Myrus rondel.
- A largehead hairtail, Trichiurus lepturus, here styled Mucu Brasiliensibus.
- A sand fish, Awaous tajasica, here styled Tajasica Brasiliensibus.
- A banded knifefish, Gymnotus carapo, here styled Carapo Brasiliensibus.
- An unidentified species of bandfish, here styled Taenia rondel.
- A snake blenny, Ophidion barbatum, here styled Ophidion rondel.
- An unidentified species of bandfish, here styled Falx Venetorum Bellonii.
- A red bandfish, Cepola macrophthalma, here styled Serpens rubescens Aldrovani.
Printed inscription: ‘1. Myrus Rondel./ 2. Mucu Brasiliensibus./ 3. Tajasica Brasiliensibus/ 4. Carapo Brasiliensibus/ 5. Taenia rondel/ 6. Ophidion rondel/ 7. Falx Venetorum Bellonii/ 8. Serpens rubescens Aldrovani/ Tab: G.7. Sumptibus D: Richardi Beaumont e S. R.’.
With further handwritten annotation: ‘3. Am modifies Americana Mazgr[?]/ [5.] Taenia prima Cepole Rondel Swath fish, Charlton/  Taenia tertia Rondel./  Taenia species est Taenia rubra/ 1. Serpens Marinus alter cauda compressia. D. Ray./ 6. Orphidon barbatum maculosum Gesneri.’ Numbered ‘38’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate G:7 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.
Richard Beaumont (c.1654 - 1692) was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1684.
- Image reference: RS-20624
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