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TITLE
Saury and Greater Weever fish
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_351_P029
DATE OF IMAGE
1776
PERIOD
1760s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31158
KEYWORDS
fish
fishing
Saury and Greater Weever fish

Illustration of two fish.

The Saury is a long slim marine fish about 35cm long. It has a jawlike beak and a row of finlets behind its dorsal and anal fins.

The Greater Weever is about 30cm long with flat sides and a large head. It has a row of poisonous dorsal spines.

This illustration was taken from 'A Tour in Scotland' by Thomas Pennant

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Saury and Greater Weever fish

1760s

fish; fishing

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Illustration of two fish. <br /> <br /> The Saury is a long slim marine fish about 35cm long. It has a jawlike beak and a row of finlets behind its dorsal and anal fins.<br /> <br /> The Greater Weever is about 30cm long with flat sides and a large head. It has a row of poisonous dorsal spines.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'A Tour in Scotland' by Thomas Pennant