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A Week of Fish: 'Gear Stick' scales

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 29 Nov 2013

Is it just me, or do these scales look like a field of gear sticks?  Here is a rundown of the fish happenings for the week.

Black Spinyfin scales

Sue Lindsay © Australian Museum

New images:

Black Spinyfin scales
Scales of a Black Spinyfin
Discfish, Diretmus argenteus
Gulf Catshark at Carrickalinga
Gulf Catshark, Asymbolus vincenti
Longray Weed Whiting, Siphonognathus radiatus
Ocean Jacket at the Pipeline
Ocean Jacket teeth
Pennantfish, Alectis ciliaris

New movies:

Taking a tissue sample from a Black Marlin
Draughtboard Shark, Cephaloscyllium laticeps
Spotted Grubfish, Parapercis ramsayi

New image gallery:

Scales of bony fishes

New family lists:

Diretmidae - Spinyfins
Scyliorhinidae - Catsharks

Past visitors:

Dr Jenny McIlwain (2005)