image houghton w_british fresh-water fishes_v1_1879_plate 10
Image number: RS.13506
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Graining and Dace

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: one referred to as the Graining, but both are variations of the Common dace Leuciscus leuciscus. Side views, both freshwater fishes are displayed as caught on a lakeside or riverbank.

Plate 10 from the book British fresh-water fishes by W. Houghton, vol.1 (London, William Mackenzie, 1879).

The plate is inscribed below: ‘GRAINNG. DACE.’

The accompanying text states that: ‘Dace, like most other fish, are subject to variety, and ichthyologists now regard the Graining…as merely a variety of the Dace. …I have been unable to see any specimens of this fish.’

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

Associated place

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      > United Kingdom