Drawings of Gobiods and Blennoids

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14 black and white and color drawings of Gobiods, Blennoids, and Hippocampuses were created by Joseph Drayton and John Richard from fish observed or collected during the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842. The illustrations are hand drawn, some hand colored, and include scientific name, some have location, multiple assigned numbers, and notes. Some are noted to come from collected specimen. Includes a note about specimen collecting, noting latitude and longitude as well as description of collecting environment for genus Cheilodactylus. Locations noted include Fiji, Japan, and Callao.

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  • Callao
  • Fiji
  • Japan


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Illustrations

Accession #

SIA RU007186

Collection name

United States Exploring Expedition Collection, 1838-1885

Physical Description

14 illustrations

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 6 Folder 19