Perca marina capite Striato: The Grunt.
This Fish is commonly a Foot in Length, the Eyes of a bright yellow:
the Body covered with large brown Scales, edged with yellow: From
the Eye to the Tail extends a Row of smaller Scales within the large
ones: The Mouth is wide and red within; the lower Mandible longest,
having a single Row of small sharp Teeth: The Head elegantly striped
with yellow and blew alternately, the Back was armed with a sharp
spiny Finn, joining to which between it and the Tail, was another
small and more tender Finn; on each Side the Gills were two long
pointed Finns, one under the Abdomen, and another behind the Anus,
with a strong pointed Bone joining to it.
Albula Bahamensis: The Mullet.
The Figure shews the usual Size of these Fish, the Eye large with
a light Iris: The Mouth small and without Teeth; about the middle
of the Back was a small Finn, and another near the Tail: Under the
fore-part of the Belly was a small Finn, and another between the
Anus and the Tail: The Tail large and forked: The Scales of this
Fish were large and of a shining Colour. They are esteemed good
eating Fish, and are caught in great Quantities in particular Parts
of the Bahama Seas, at the times they go in Shoales to spawn.