Various fish specimens Unknown
Product images of Various fish specimens
Various fish specimens
Ichthyological study of various species of fish, including:
1. A pirarucu, Arapaima gigas, here styled Camaripuguacu Brasil.
2. An unknown species here styled Uubarana Brasiliens.
3. A piraya piranha, Pygocentrus piraya, here styled Piraya Bras.
4. An Atlantic needlefish, Strongylura marina, here styled Petimbuaba Bras.
5. Possibly a wolf fish, Hoplias malabaricus,, here styled Tareira do rio Margrav.
6. Possibly a wolf fish, Hoplias malabaricus, here styled Maturaque Brasiliensibus.
Printed inscription: ‘1. Camaripuguacu Brasil./ 2. Uubarana Brasiliens/ 3. Piraya et Piranha. Bras:/ 4. Petimbuaba Bras: Tobacco pipe Fish/ 5. Tareira do rio. Margrav./ 6. Maturaque Brasiliensibus/ Tab. P. 6. Sumptibus D. Sam. Pepys Praes: S: R’ with further handwritten annotation ‘ Acus species’. Numbered ‘111’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate P:6 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-20697
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