Psittacus Piscis Viridis, Bahamensis: The Parrot Fish.
The Mouth of this Fish is large, paved large, paved as it were
with blunt Teeth closely connected after the Manner of the Lupus
marinus. The Body is covered with large green Scales, the Eyes
are red and yellow; the upper part of the Head brown, the lower
part and the Gills blue, bordered with dusky red; a Streak of red
extends from the Throat behind the Gills, at the upper End of which
is a bright yellow Spot: The Fins are five in Number, one extending
almost the Length of the Back, of a Bay or Cinnamon Colour; there
are two behind the Gills blended with black, green and purplish
Colours, with the upper Edge verged with blue; under the Abdomen
is another red Fin, verged with blue, under the Anus extends another
long, narrow, green Fin, with a Lift of red through the middle of
it; at the Basis of the Tail on each Side was a large yellow Spot.
The Tail large, forked, and green, with a curved red Line running
through the middle, parallel to the Curve of the Tail, and ending
in two Points, This Fish is more remarkable for its Beauty, than
esteemed for Delicacy; they are taken on the Coasts of Hispaniola,
Cuba, and the Bahama Islands.