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The plates in Holbrook’s Ichthyology of South Carolina, 1860

William D. Anderson, Jr.

aqua International Journal of Ichthyology,  pp. 173-218, Volume 20 issue 4, 15 October 2014

Abstract

Best known for North American Herpetology, John Edwards Holbrook (1794-1871) also published several ichthyological works, the most important of which was his Ichthyology of South Carolina (1855b, 1860). Because of their rarity, reproductions of the plates from the 1860 edition are presented herein, along with comments on the fishes illustrated, Holbrook’s artists, his other ichthyological work, and his herpetological contributions. In order to put his efforts in perspective, I also include a biographical sketch of Holbrook.

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