image houghton w_british fresh-water fishes_v1_1879_plate 14
Image number: RS.13510
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Common bream

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 study of the Common bream Abramis brama. Side view showing the freshwater fish caught and displayed on rough ground before water.

Plate 14 from the book British fresh-water fishes by W. Houghton, vol.1 (London, William Mackenzie, 1879).

The plate is inscribed below: ‘COMMON BREAM.’

The accompanying text states that: ‘The specimen figured was caught by a net in the Aqualate Mere last May (1878), and obligingly given to me with any other fish that I required by Sir Thomas F. Boughey, Bart.’

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

Associated place

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      > United Kingdom