Summary

Lithographic olour proof published as Plate 4 in The Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria by Frederick McCoy. McCoy stated that this was the first published image of a Yellowfin Bream, Acanthopagrus australis, noting that it "is common in the Gippsland Lakes as well as Hobsons Bay". Although Yellowfin Bream do occur in the Gippsland Lakes, they are more common the east coast of Australia. The Black Bream, which was not described until 1949, occurs along the south coast, and is common in the lakes.

This plate forms part of the much larger Prodromus Collection. Many of the original illustrations in the collection informed the production of the two volume work 'The Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria', Museum Victoria's first major publication commencing in 1878.

Description of Content

Black Bream, Acanthopagrus butcheri by Arthur Bartholomew. Colour proof, Lithographic ink & pencil on paper, 20 x 28cm. Published as Plate 4 in The Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria by Frederick McKoy.

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