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Image number: RS.12249
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Atlantic bluefin tuna

Date

1832

Creator

François Jacques Dequevauviller (1783-1848, French), Engraver

After

Jean-Charles Werner (1798-1856, French), Artist

Object type

Library reference

RCN 34834

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 235mm
width (print): 310mm

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology
      > Ichthyology

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > fish

Description

Marine zoological study of the Atlantic bluefin tuna Thunnus thynnus (here styled Thynnus vulgaris) a fish native to the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Side view with a line detail of the fish’s tail from above.

Plate 210 from the book Histoire naturelles des poisons…tome 1-21…by Georges Cuvier and Achille Valenciennes (Paris, F.G. Levrault, 1828-1849).

Inscribed below ‘THON commun. THYNNUS vulgaris. n.’ and attributed ‘Werner del. Impe. de Langlois. Dequevauviller sculp.’

Georges Cuvier (1773-1838), Baron Cuvier, French zoologist, was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society in 1806.

Achille Valenciennes (1794-1865), French zoologist.

Associated place

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      > France