The Sea Dragon

Of the Ray tribe of fishes, the Sea Dragon is the most

frightful-looking, but we know next to nothing about it. Pliny only

cursorily mentions it thus:--"The Sea Dragon again, if caught, and

thrown on the sand, works out a hole for itself with its muzzle, with

the most wonderful celerity." Olaus Magnus simply copies Pliny almost

word for word. Gesner, from whom I have taken this illustration, merely

classes it among the Rays, and gives no further information about it;

neither does Aldrovandus, from whom I have taken another picture.