Deep-snouted pipefish - Sygnathus typhle
Common name: Deep-snouted pipefish
Scientific name: Sygnathus typhle
Accession number: 064
Materials: Watercolour on paper
When painted: 1831-1841
It is likely that MacGillivray obtained his fish specimens from the fish market. It was usual for local fisherman to send word of unusual catches if they knew the artist would be interested in painting them.