Solea Lunata Et Punctata: The Sole.
This Fish was about ten Inches long, and five in Breadth, of an
oval Figure; to what Bigness they arrive at I know not, this being
the only one of the kind I have seen; the Eyes are both placed on
one Side, as in others of the Sole kind: From the Nose along the
whole Length of the Back, almost to the Tail, runs a stiff prickly
Fin, a small Fin grows under the Throat, and where this ends, begins
such another Fin as that on the Back which extends along the Belly
almost to the Tail: The Tail is in Form of a Rhombus or Lozenge;
The Body of the Fish brown, sprinkled over with Figures of an oval
Form, being like semi-circles with their Ends pointing to one another,
or like Circles divided in the middle, of a bright blue colour;
whether they are eatable I know not, nor could I be informed, they
being very rarely caught.