Freshwater eel - Anguilla anguilla

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Common name: Freshwater eel

Scientific name: Anguilla anguilla

Accession number: 080

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1831-1841

MacGillivray's "Anguilla latirostris". It is likely that MacGillivray obtained his fish specimens from the fish market. It is probable that he would have looked for the best example of a particular type of fish and taken it home to paint it.

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