Scarlet wrasse, 18th century

Scarlet wrasse, 18th century

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Caption: Scarlet wrasse (Pseudolabrus miles), 18th-century artwork. This fish is endemic to the waters around New Zealand. This watercolour was painted by British artist Sydney Parkinson (c.1745-1771) on Captain James Cook's first voyage to the Pacific (1768-1771) in HMS Endeavour. This artwork is part of the collections held at the Natural History Museum, London, UK.

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