Identifying the fish in 'Man of War in a Harbour'
Detail of fish from the foreground of 'Man of War in a Harbour'
In the foreground of 'Man of War in a Harbour' there is a small fishing boat and two fishermen with their catch. This is painted in a very detailed way and each of the fish have been very carefully laid out, making it easy to identify them.
One of the aquarists from World Museum has provided the common name followed by the scientific/Latin name for each fish.
John Dory, Zeus faber
Smooth hound, Mustelus mustelus. The man in the boat might also be holding one.
Red Mullet, Mullus surmuletus
Squid, Loligo vulgaris
Whelk shells, Buccinum undatum