Image: Billfish vertebrae

Billfish vertebrae

Part of the Black Marlin skeleton in the Australian Museum Skeleton Gallery (AMS I.38913-001).  A finger-like process extending from each vertebra overlaps the vertebra on the left leading to a stiffening of the vertebral column.

Photographer:
Mark McGrouther
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© Australian Museum

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Tags Fishes, Ichthyology, Billfish, vertebrae, Black Marlin, Makaira indica,