Some of the first images of tropical fish published in London. Taken from John Whitchurch Bennett’s 1830 work “A selection from the most remarkable and interesting of the fishes found on the coast of Ceylon.” These plates are from the 1834 edition.

“Scorpaena Volitans or Gini Maha.” Page 16. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/selectionfrommo00benn/page/n15/mode/2up
“Acanthurus Vittatus or Seweyah.” Page 19. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/selectionfrommo00benn/page/n19/mode/2up
“Gomphosus Fuscus or Koppara Girawah.” Page 23. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/selectionfrommo00benn/page/n23/mode/2up
“Holocentrus Ruber or Ratoo Pahayah.” Page 27. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/selectionfrommo00benn/page/n27/mode/2up

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