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This week in Fish: Grow a backbone!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 15 Oct 2010

This week we feature an incredible piece of research on deepsea fishes that have flexible 'necks' that lack vertebrae.  Bizarre!  Four new movies were loaded, a bunch of images added, and a new image gallery for triggerfishes was compiled.

Cleared and stained Viperfish

Ralf Britz © Ralf Britz

New Blog Post:

Grow a backbone! Award-winning research on deepsea dragonfishes.

New movies:

Clown Triggerfish at Julian Rocks
Eye-stripe Triggerfish, Sufflamen chrysopterum
Pallid Triggerfish, Sufflamen bursa
Titan Triggerfish at Agincourt Reef

New fact sheet:

Why are they called triggerfishes?

New images:

Beverley Veasey
Larval surgeonfish
Red Gurnard caught off Sydney Heads
Sharphead Perch and Australian Barred Tilefish

New Image Gallery:

Triggerfishes

New document:

Collection Codes A worldwide list of Ichthyological and Herpetological collection acronyms.

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