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Identifying the fish in 'Man of War in a Harbour'

detail of various fish laid out on shore

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.

detail of fish from painting

John Dory, Zeus faber

detail of fish from painting

Smooth hound, Mustelus mustelus. The man in the boat might also be holding one.

detail of fish from painting

Red Mullet, Mullus surmuletus

detail of squid from painting

Squid, Loligo vulgaris

detail of fish from painting

Whelk shells, Buccinum undatum