image houghton w_british fresh-water fishes_v1_1879_plate 20
Image number: RS.13516
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Young Salmon

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 a Grilse, a young Atlantic salmon Salmo salar, that has spent one season at sea before returning to freshwater. Side view of the marine and freshwater fish caught and displayed before a small waterfall.

Plate 20 from the book British fresh-water fishes by W. Houghton, vol.1 (London, William Mackenzie, 1879).

The plate is inscribed below: ‘GRILSE, OR YOUNG SALMON.’

The accompanying text states that: ‘The Grilse, or young Salmon, is from a specimen weighing seven pounds.’

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

Associated place

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   > Europe
      > United Kingdom