Various fish specimens Unknown
Product images of Various fish specimens
Various fish specimens
Ichthyological study of various Brazilian fish species, including:
1. A species of scad, possibly a blue runner, Caranx crysos, here styled Guara tereba Brasil.
2. A rooster fish, Piece Galo, here styled Abaca tuaia Brasil.
3. A cobia, Rachycentron canadum, here styled Ceixupira Brasil.
4. An unknown species, possibly a corvina, Sciaenidae, here styled Coroco Brasil.
5. A corvina drum, Cilus gilberti, here styled Guatutufa Brasil.
Printed inscription: ‘1. Guara Tereba Brasil./ 2. Abaca tuaia Brasil./ 3. Ceoxupira Brasil./ 4. Coroco Brasil./ 5. Guatutufa Brasil./ Tab. S. 18. Sumpt. D. Samuelis Pepys. Praes. S. R.’ with further handweitten annotation ‘ Trachurus Brasiliensibus/  Gallus Marinus Piexe Galle/  Corracini Species/  Corracini Species Corvina Lusitanis Drummer fish Jamaicensibus’. Numbered ‘145’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate S:18 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-20731
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