swordfish (Xiphias gladius), common bleak (Alburnus alburnus), ocean sunfish (Mola mola), Mediterranean moray (Muraena helena), Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)
Русский: Иллюстрация из энциклопедического словаря Брокгауза и Ефрона (1890—1907)
English: Illustration from Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary (1890—1907)
Date between 1890 and 1907
Source reproducrion from DVD http://www.iddk.ru/ru/cdrom/73147.html
Author painter from Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary
1. Xiphias gladius = swordfish (Xiphias gladius)
Swordfish (Xiphias gladius), also known as broadbills or broadbill swordfish in some countries, are large, highly migratory, predatory fish characterized by a long, flat bill. They are a popular sport fish of the billfish category, though elusive. Swordfish are elongated, round-bodied, and lose all teeth and scales by adulthood. These fish are found widely in tropical and temperate parts of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans.
2. Aspius alburnus = common bleak (Alburnus alburnus)
The common bleak (Alburnus alburnus) is a small freshwater coarse fish of the cyprinid family. In Europe the bleak can easily be confused with many other species. In England, young common bream and silver bream can be confused with young bleak, though the pointed upward turned mouth of the bleak is already distinctive at young stages. Young roach and ruffe have a wider body and a short anal fin.
3. Orthagoriscus mola = ocean sunfish (Mola mola)
The ocean sunfish or common mola (Mola mola) is the heaviest known bony fish in the world. Adults typically weigh between 247 and 1,000 kg. The species is native to tropical and temperate waters around the globe. It resembles a fish head with a tail, and its main body is flattened laterally. Sunfish can be as tall as they are long when their dorsal and ventral fins are extended.
4. Muraena helena = Mediterranean moray (Muraena helena)
The Mediterranean moray (sometimes also called Roman eel, Muraena helena) is a fish of the moray eel family. It has a long eel-like body and is found in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Its bite can be dangerous to humans.
5. Thynnus vulgaris = Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)
The Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) is a species of tuna in the family Scombridae. It is variously known as the northern bluefin tuna (mainly when including Pacific bluefin as a subspecies), giant bluefin tuna (for individuals exceeding 150 kilograms) and formerly as the tunny.