Various fish specimens Unknown
Product images of Various fish specimens
Various fish specimens
Ichthyological study of various species of fish, including:
1. A species of parrotfish, possibly a common parrotfish, Scarus psittacus, here styled Scarus Rond.
2. An unknown species, possibly a black seabream, Spondyliosoma cantharus, here styled Cantharus Rond.
3. An species of parrotfish, here styled Scarus varus Rond.
4. An unknown species here styled Acarnas Rondel.
5. A common seabream, Pagrus pagrus, here styled Pagrus Rond.
6. A common dentex, Dentex dentex, here styled Synagris Rond.
7. An unknown species, possibly a blue tang, Paracanthurus hepatus, here styled Hepatus Rond.
8. A species of seabream, possibly a blackspot seabream, Pagellus bogaraveo, here styled Orphus Rond.
Printed inscription: ‘Scari Pisces/ 1. Scarus Rond./ 2. Cantharus Rond./ 3. Scarus varus Rond./ 4. Acarnas Rondel./ 5. Pagrus Rond./ 6. Synagris Rond./ 7. Hepatus Rond./ 8. Orphus Rond./ Tab. V. 1. Sumptibus D. Sam. Pepys, Praes: S: R’ with further handwritten annotation ‘5. The Sea Bream/ 6/ An Synodon vel Dentex. Tab. V. 3.’ Numbered ‘151’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate V:1 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-20737
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