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Product images of Various fish specimens
Various fish specimens
Ichthyological study of various species of fish, including:
1. A redbelly yellowtail fusilier, Caesio cuning, here styled Xanthurus Indicus.
2. A garfish, Belone belone, here styled Acus Piscis.
3. A species of Anguillidae here styled Anguilla Indica.
4. An unknown species here styled Guarabucu Brasiliensibus.
Printed inscription: 1. Xanthurus Indicus/ 2. Acus Piscis/ 3. Anguilla Indica/ 4. Guarabucu Brasiliensibus/ Appendicis Tab: 3.’ With further handwritten annotation ‘ Pelamidis aut Thinni Species – Honings fish’. Numbered ‘180’ in the top right-hand corner.
3rd Appendix item 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.
- Image reference: RS-20766
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