Lateolabrax japonicus - Robyn Kweon


Name:
Robyn Kweon

Country:
South Korea

Social networks:
robyn-kweon.com

Title:
Lateolabrax japonicus

Specie:
Lateolabrax japonicus

Description:
This work, created using traditional Chinese ink paints, is one in a series of illustrations of the specimens that appear in the most well-known Korean 'marine encyclopedia' 자산어보 (Ja-san-uh-bo). It was written in 1814 in the Jeolla Province, and details the names, shapes, sizes, habits, and distributions of a variety of aquatic flora and fauna. One such species is Lateolabrax japonicus, or the Japanese sea bass. A key characteristic of young Lateolabrax japonicus is the presence of scattered black dots along the lateral body surface. They grow to a maximum of 40 inches and populate regions in the western Pacific Ocean, from Korean to Chinese to Japanese shores.

Category:
Scientific illustration

Technique:
Watercolor

Year:
2018

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