Drawings of Galaxia, Catostomus, Leuciseus, Mylachilus, Zanelus, Ephippus, Holocanthus, Amphacanthus, Acanthurus and Chaetodon

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Abstract

The hand drawn illustrations of Galaxia, Catostomus, Leuciseus, Mylachilus, Zanelus, Ephippus, Holocanthus, Amphacanthus, Acanthurus and Chaetodon fish were drawn from Joseph Drayton and John Richard from fish that were observed or collected during the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842. One sketch appears to have been created during the expedition, has little detail but extensive notes. Most drawings are highly detailed. They include species name, location, some have date, creator, and multiple assigned numbers. Locations noted include Oahu, Fiji, and Tuamotu Islands. Includes a list stating "drawings of fishes of which there are not specimens."

Date Range

1838-1885

Start Date

1838

End Date

1885

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Topic

Ichthyology

Place

  • Fiji
  • Tuamotu Islands
  • Oahu

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Illustrations

Accession #

SIA RU007186

Collection name

United States Exploring Expedition Collection, 1838-1885

Physical Description

8 illustrations

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 6 Folder 17