Perca marina rhomboidalis fasciata: The Pork Fish.
This Fish is broad and short, and somewhat flat with a riseing
Back; the Eye of a bright yellow; the Mouth moderately wide, with
many very small sharp Teeth: The whole Body was covered with dark
gray and yellow Scales in Rows, alternately from the Head to the
Tail. It had five Finns, one from the Top of the Back, reaching
almost to the Tail, the fore-part having sharp pointed Bones, the
hind-part more thin and pliant; two behind the Gills, one under
the Abdomen, and one behind the Anus, guarded with a large pointed
Bone. All the Finns were yellow, as was the Tail, which was forked.
The Bahamians esteem this a good Fish.
Perca marina pinnis branchialibus carens: The Schoolmaster.
Sometimes these Fish grow to the Length of a Foot, though this
is the more common Size. This was covered with large thin Scales
of a dirty red Colour; the Eye large, somewhat oval, with a yellow
Iris: It had no more than three Fins, one on the Back, the fore-part
of which had sharp Spines; one under the Abdomen, and another between
the Anus and the Tail, guarded in the forepart with three sharp
Bones. The Tail was forked; all the Finns and Tail were of a deep