Gyotaku, or Japanese fish printing, was originally used to record and commemorate a fisherman’s catch.
Chokusetsu-ho, or the direct style, is the most similar to the original methodology.
Not only can this method result in pleasing illustration or fine art prints, but it is also used for fish identification and record keeeping.
This piece illustrates a trio of Black Seabass (Centropristis striata) , found in the western Atlantic Ocean.
It is valued as a sport fish and a foodsource.
It is a fish that is known to be protogynous hermaphrodites, all individuals begin life as females, with some of the population changing their sex orientation to male at a later date as needed within the population .