Various fish specimens Unknown
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Various fish specimens
Ichthyological study of various species of fish, including:
1. A rock hind, Epinephelus analogus, here styled Pira-pixanga.
2. Possibly an Atlantic goalith grouper, Epinephelus itajara, here styled Iuruucapeba.
3. Possibly a coney or butterfish, Cephalopholis fulva, here styled Carauna.
4. A red hind, Epinephelus guttatus, here styled Piratiapia.
5. An unknown species here styled Piraumbu.
6. A Northern red snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, here styled Acara aya.
7. An unknown species here styled Iaguaraca.
Printed inscription: ‘1. Pira-pixanga. Brasiliensibus./ 2. Iuruucapeba. Brasiliensibus./ 3. Carauna. Brasiliensibus./ 4. Piratiapia. Brasiliensibus./ 5. Piraumbu. Brasiliensibus./ 6. Acara aya. Brasiliensibus./ 7. Iaguaraca/ Brasiliensibus./ Tab. X. 7. Sumpt: D. Sam Pepys Praes: S: R.’ with further handwritten annotation ‘ Turdi species. Belgis Gat Visch/  Turdorum species/  Scorpy species’. Numbered ‘169’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate X:7 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-20755
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