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Various fish species
Ichthyological study of various fish species, including:
- 1. An unidentified species of blenny here styled Adonis sive exocaetua Bellony.
- 2. An unidentified species of clarias catfish, here styled Clarias Bellony.
- 3. A shorthorn sculpin, Myoxocephalus Scorpius, here styled Scorpaena Bellon and under the common name ‘father-lasher’.
- 4-5. Two species of burbot, Lota lota here styled Mustela fluviatilis, one viewed in profile and one from above.
Printed inscription: ‘1. Adonis sive exocaetua cristatus Bellony/ 2. Clarias Bellony/ 3. Scorpaena Bellon/ 4. Mustela fluviatilis/ Tab: H:4:’ with further handwritten annotation ‘5. Mustela fluviatilis species D. Plot Hist. Staff. p. 241. Burbot or Bird bolt/ 4. This seems to be the same with the aforegoing Mustela, only the tail is broader./ 2. Mustela nilotica Memphis./ 3. Father-lasher Corenbiensibus.’ Numbered ‘45’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate H:4 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.
- Image reference: RS-20631
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