Various fish specimens Unknown
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Various fish specimens
Ichthyological study of various species of fish, including:
1. A gudgeon, Gobio gobio, here styled Gobius marinus.
2. An unidentified Atherinidae species, possibly a Mediterranean sabd smelt, Atherina hepsetus, here styled Angulla.
3. An unidentified tench species here styled Tenca marina salv.
4. An unidentified goby species here styled Gobius pinnis longioribus.
5. An unidentified species here styled Sandella sive marione.
Printed inscription: ‘1. Goo sive Gobius marinus/ 2. Anguilla/ 3. Tenca marina Salv. 4. Gobius pinnis longioribus, an Pangello/ 5. Sandella sive Marione./ Sumptibus D Sam: Pepys Praes: S: R:’ with further handwritten annotation: ‘ An potius Iozo Romae/ 1. Gobius niger Rondel. Rock fish, Sea Gudgeon/ 2. Anguilla. An Hepsetus Rondel. Vel. Atherina. Gallis Meridionatubus Melet, Sauelez/ 3. Asellus Callarias Bellon. Salvian. Mustelae affinis. An Segsie marina Tab. H. 2.’ Numbered ’99’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate N:12 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-20685
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