Marine zoological study of the Semicircle angelfish Pomacanthus semicirculatus
(here styled Holacanthus semicirculatus) a fish native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Side view with a line detail of the fish’s scales.

Plate 183 from the book Histoire naturelles des poisons…tome 1-21…by Georges Cuvier and Achille Valenciennes (Paris, F.G. Levrault, 1828-1849).

Inscribed below ‘HOLACANTHE à demi-cercles. HOLACANTHUS semicirculatus. n.’ and attributed ‘Werner del. Impe. de Langlois. Schmeltz 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.


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