image cuvier g_histoire---poissons_plate 221
Image number: RS.12250
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Snake mackerel

Date

1832

Creator

François (active 1830s, 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 snake mackerel Gempylus serpens (here styled Gempylus coluber) a fish native to the Atlantic Ocean. Side view with a line detail of the fish’s head and teeth.

Plate 221 from the book Histoire naturelles des poisons…tome 1-21…by Georges Cuvier and Achille Valenciennes (Paris, F.G. Levrault, 1828-1829).

Inscribed below ‘GEMPYLE couleuvre. GEMPYLUS coluber. n.’ and attributed ‘Werner del. Impe. de Langlois. François 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