Seychelles 1974 Marine Life - Fish

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue date: 5th March 1974
  • four values
  • Designed by Gordon Drummond
  • Printed by: The House of Questa
  • Print process: lithography
  • stamp format height 28mm x width 44½mm
  • watermark multiple Block CA upright
  • Perforations: 14.4 x 14.2

20c ~ Seychelles Squirrelfish, Holocentrus seychellensis (now known as Sargocentron seychellensis). Stamp is inscribed 'Soldier Fish / Lion gros yeux')
50c ~ harlequin filefish, Oxymonacanthus longirostris (also known as orange spotted filefish)
95c ~ pennant coralfish, Heniochus acuminatus (also known as black and white butterflyfish). Stamp is insribed 'butterfly fish / papillon')
R1.50 ~ oriental sweetlips, Gaterin orientalis

editor notes - more work needed to be done on refining the naming / descriptions of the illustrated species. Assistance welcomed