Fish Dissections

The dissections of two fishes are available as slide shows.

Fish Dissection - Blue Mackerel

Stuart Humphreys © Australian Museum

The dissection of a Bluespotted Flathead is aimed at junior secondary school students. It aims to help students become familiar with the internal organs of a fish. The dissection consists of three parts: an external examination, the internal organs, and the mouth and gills.

The dissection of a Blue Mackerel is aimed at senior secondary and lower tertiary students.  It provides more details about each of the organs.  The dissection features images taken during a dissection performed by Year 12 students at St Vincent's College, Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales in May 1998.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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Tags fishes, dissection, Blue Mackerel, Bluespotted Flathead, Scombridae, Platycephalidae,