image houghton w_british fresh-water fishes_v1_1879_plate 7
Image number: RS.13503
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Gudgeon and Barbel

Date

1879

Creator

Benjamin Fawcett (1808-1893, British), Engraver

After

A. F. Lydon (1836-1917, British), Draughtsman

Object type

Library reference

RCN45159

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (page): 270mm
width (page): 367mm

Subject

Biology
   > Natural history
Biology
   > Zoology
      > Ichthyology

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > fish

Description

Zoological studies of two fishes: two specimens of the Gudgeon Gobio gobio (here styled Gobio fluviatilis) and one of the Common barbel Barbus barbus (here styled Barbus vulgaris). Side views, the freshwater fishes are displayed as caught on a riverbank.

Plate 7 from the book British fresh-water fishes by W. Houghton, vol.1 (London, William Mackenzie, 1879).

The plate is inscribed below: ‘GUDGEON. BARBEL.’

The accompanying text states that: ‘The specimen [of Barbel] figured was procured from the Thames near Oxford; I am indebted to Mr. William Hine, of the Anatomical Department, Museum, Oxford, for a fine specimen for examination.’


William Houghton (1828-1895) British naturalist and clergyman, was a Fellow of the Linnean Society.

Associated place

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