image leach w e_zoological_v1 plate 19
Image number: RS.10217
Credit: © The Royal Society
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Two specimens of crustaceans

Date

1814

Creator

Richard Polydore Nodder (b.1763, British), Artist

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Dimensions

height (print): 230mm
width (print): 140mm

Subject

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nature
   > animal

Description

Marine zoological studies of the crustaceans Nymphon gracile (figure 1) and Nymphon hirtum (figure 2).

Plate 19 from The zoological miscellany; being a description of new, or interesting animals, by William Elford Leach, volume 1 (London, 1815). Figure 1 is described as simply: “Inhabits the British sea every where.” The author notes of figure 2 that: “I discovered this species on the shores of the Plymouth Sound, but I am indebted to the researches of M.J.Cranch of Kingsbridge, for the fine specimen from which our figure is taken.”

The plate is inscribed: “Drawn Engraved & Published by R. P. Nodder 1814.”

William Elford Leach (1790-1836) British naturalist was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1816.

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