Image: Dissection of a Bluespotted Flathead - Fins

Dissection of a Bluespotted Flathead - Fins

The distinctive pattern on the tail (caudal fin) of the Bluespotted Flathead.

Photographer:
Mark McGrouther
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

Examine the shape of the fish.

Examine the position and size of the fins.

Sketch one of the fins. Does the fin have spines or rays?

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Tags Fishes, ichthyology, Dissection, Bluespotted Flathead, External examination, Fins, Platycephalus caeruleopunctatus, Platycephalidae,