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Various fish species
Ichthyological study of various species:
1. A needlefish, of the Belonidae family, here styled Acus aristotelis.
2. A snipefish, Macroramphosus, here styled Scolopaz rondel and with the common name ‘Bellows-fish’.
3-5. Two species of seahorse here styled Hippocampus rondel  and Hippocampus non aculeatus [4-5].
6. A pipefish, Syngnathinae, here styled Acus rondel.
7. A globefish, here styled Orbis hirsuti.
Printed inscription: ‘1. Acus Aristotelis species altera major./ 2. Scolopax Rondel./ 3. Hippocampus Rondel./ 4. Hippocampus non aculeatus incisuris raris./ 5. Hippocampus non aculeatus incisuris crebis. India Ocidentalis./ 6. Acus 2da species Rondel./ Tab. 1.25. Sumpt. D. Samuelis Pepys Præs. S. R.’ with further handwritten annotation ‘Orbis hirsuti species minor./ 3.4. Caballo Marino. Sea horse./ 1.2. Needlefish, Horn-fish, Gar-fish./ 1. Trompette nostris/. 2. This Trumpet or Bellows-fish.’ Numbered ‘73’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate I:25 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.
Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) British naval official and diarist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1665 and served as President between 1684-1686.
- Image reference: RS-20659
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