Image: Shortfin Mako scales

Shortfin Mako scales

Scanning electron microscope image of the scales of a juvenile Shortfin Mako, Isurus oxyrinchus, from the Australian Museum fish collection (AMS I.41215-001).  The 69 cm long fish was caught off Botany Bay, New South Wales in October 2000.

Photographer:
Sue Lindsay
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© Australian Museum

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Tags Shortfin Mako, scales, lamnidae, juvenile, Isurus oxyrinchus, fishes, ichthyology, ridges, points,