Friday, November 18, 2011

The Tinca Tinca Fish ...or you can call me Doctor

This very handsome plate by the Czech illustrator Jiri Malay shows the Tench or Doctor Fish, a fish found throughout Europe, Siberia and the Caucasus. Why is it also known as the Doctor Fish? It was believed that the mucous on this handsome fish could help treat a wounded fish, so Doctor it is.

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