Colorful Tropical Fish – LionFish – Antique Engraving by Turpin

Tropical Fish

From Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles by Pierre Jean Francis Turpin, published in France by Levrault, 1816.

Handcolored antique engraving.  Turpin was one of the greatest botanical and natural history engravers of his time.

This engraving shows – the Lionfish or Pterois is a genus of venomous marine fish, native to the Indo-Pacific and another tropical fish which is probably incorrectly identified as the Taenianotus or leaf-scorpion fish.