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In all great fish-markets, great fish-mongers strictly examine the gills - if the bright redness is exchanged for a low brown, they are stale; but when live fish are brought flouncing into market, you have only to select the kind most agreeable to your palate and the season.
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In his book of "British Fishes," Mr. Yarrell states that "the anchovy is a common fish in the ...

This fish takes its name from the barbs or wattels at its mouth; and, in England, is esteemed as...

This fish resembles the sole, but is broader, and when large, is esteemed by many in a scarcely ...

This species of fish inhabit the fresh waters, where they feed on worms, insects, aquatic plants...

This is one of the most delicious of fish, being esteemed by some superior to the salmon. It is ...

This fish takes its name from its head, not only in England, but in other countries. It is a riv...

Cod may be boiled whole; but a large head and shoulders are quite sufficient for a dish, and con...

The whole of this tribe of animals have the body covered with a hard and strong shell, and they ...

Also known as the Dare This fish is gregarious, and is seldom above ten inches long; although...

Also known as the John Dory This fish is of a yellowish golden colour, and is, in general, ra...

This fish is known frequently to quit its native element, and to set off on a wandering expediti...

This comes under the tribe usually denominated Flat-fish, and is generally held in the smallest ...

This is a fresh-water fish, belonging to the carp genus, and is found in placid streams and lake...

Also known as the gurnard. "If I be not ashamed of my soldiers, I am a souced gurnet," says F...

This fish migrates in immense shoals, and arrives on the Yorkshire coast about the middle of win...

The herring tribe are found in the greatest abundance in the highest northern latitudes, where t...

With the Romans, this fish occupied a respectable rank among the piscine tribes, and in Britain ...

This is one of the crab tribe, and is found on most of the rocky coasts of Great Britain. Some a...

This is not only one of the most elegantly-formed, but one of the most beautifully-coloured fish...

The Striped Red Mullet: This fish was very highly esteemed by the ancients, especially by the Ro...

This shell-fish is almost universally distributed near the shores of seas in all latitudes, and ...

This is a noble pan fish, the deeper the water from whence taken, the finer are their flavors; i...

This fish is, on account of its voracity, termed the freshwater shark, and is abundant in most o...

This fish is found both in the Baltic and the Mediterranean, and is also abundant on the coast o...

This little fish bears a striking resemblance to the shrimp, but is neither so common nor so sma...

This is a noble pan fish, the deeper the water from whence taken, the finer are their flavors; i...

The noblest and richest fish taken in fresh water---the largest are the best. They are unlike al...

The scallop is described as a bivalve shell-fish, having the valves generally unequal. The hinge...

This is an abundant fish in Cornwall, and it is frequently found in the fish-market of Hastings ...

This is a salt-water fish, but is held in little esteem. It enters our rivers to spawn in May, a...

This shell-fish is smaller than the prawn, and is greatly relished in London as a delicacy. It i...

This is one of the ray tribe, and is extremely abundant and cheap in the fishing towns of Englan...

This is a delicate little fish, and is in high esteem. Mr. Yarrell asserts that the true smelt i...

This ranks next to the turbot in point of excellence among our flat fish. It is abundant on the ...

This migratory fish, is rarely found longer than four or five inches, and visits the shores of B...

This fish commences the sixth of Linnaean order, and all the species are large, seldom measuring...

This fish is generally found in foul and weedy waters, and in such places as are well supplied w...

This fish, though esteemed by the moderns for its delicacy, was little regarded by the ancients....

This is the most esteemed of all our flat fish. The northern parts of the English coast, and som...

This highly-esteemed little fish appears in innumerable multitudes in the river Thames, near Gre...

This fish forms a light, tender, and delicate food, easy of digestion. It appears in our seas in...
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