image houghton w_british fresh-water fishes_v1_1879_plate 15
Image number: RS.13511
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Pomeranian bream and White 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 studies of two fishes: the Pomeranian bream and the White or Silver bream Blicca bjoerkna (here styled Abramis blicca). Side views of each fish, presented on grassy ground.

Plate 15 from the book British fresh-water fishes by W. Houghton, vol.1 (London, William Mackenzie, 1879).

The plate is inscribed below: ‘POMERANIAN BREAM. WHITE BREAM.’

The accompanying text states that: ‘The fish to which Mr. Yarrell has given the name of the Pomeranian Bream…is in all probability a hybrid between the Common Yellow Bream…and the Roach’.

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

Associated place

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