Various fish specimens Unknown
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Various fish specimens
Ichthyological study of various species of fish, including:
1. An Argentina sphyraena, here styled Sphyraena parva Rond.
2. An unknown anchovy species, here styled Enchrasiclus and under the common name ‘Anchove’.
3. An unknown species here styled Lycostomus Balth Schonf.
4. A garfish, Belone belone, here styled Acus Oppiani.
5. An unknown species, possibly a needlefish, here styled Acus minor Bellon.
Printed inscription: 1. Sphyraena parva Rond/ 2. Enchrasiclus. an Anchove./ 3. Lycostomus Balth Schonf./ 4. Acus Oppiani./ 5. Acus minor Bellon/ Tab. P. 2. Sumptibus D. Sam. Pepys Praes : S : R.’ with further handwritten annotation ‘gentina dicta/ 2. Haleculae Bellon./ 4. The Hornfish or Garfish’. Numbered ‘107’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate P:2 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-20693
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