image houghton w_british fresh-water fishes_v1_1879_plate 17
Image number: RS.13513
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Allis shad and Twaite shad

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 Allis shad Alosa alosa (here styled Clupea alosa) and the Twaite shad Alosa fallax (here styled Clupea finta), both migratory between seawater and freshwater in the United Kingdom. Side views of each fish with water behind and in the foreground.

Plate 17 from the book British fresh-water fishes by W. Houghton, vol.1 (London, William Mackenzie, 1879).

The plate is inscribed below: ‘ALLIS SHAD. TWAITE SHAD.’

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

Associated place

<The World>
   > Europe
      > United Kingdom