Fish of the family Cyprinidae

Fish of the family Cyprinidae

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Caption: Fish of the family Cyprinidae Genus 'Barilius', possibly 'Barilius tileo' Original inscriptions: 'Opsarius. Girth extreme 7 1/2 inch. Back- slaty blue metallic. Vertically olivaceous- this part is abrupt. Sides yellowish fuscous - linged with Salmon. Spots faint at first, blue. All the scales have dusky margins. Dorsal 7 caudal F. dashed with dusky. Rest, fleshy yellow. Head linged with Gold. Eye prominent. Stomach very large, fleshy occupying chief part of abo. cavity. intestine short turn behind stomach. Canal 1/5 shorter than body. It is a tapering tube. no coca. It is an accurate representation in analogy of a trout.' Watercolour and Pen and Ink.Size: Originally published in 1839 - 1840. Illustrated by William Griffith.

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