Image: Spiny Pufferfish palate, lower surface

Spiny Pufferfish palate, lower surface

The image shows a beautifully polished bone sent to the Australian Museum for identification in 1998 by V. Eime. It is the lower surface of a Spiny Pufferfish palate.

Photographer:
Carl Bento
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

The fused beak-like teeth that characterise the Spiny Pufferfishes (Family Diodontidae) have been worn away.

The bone was found on the coast of Groote Eylandt, Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory.

References:

1. Gregory, W.K. 1959. Fish Skulls. A Study of the Evolution of Natural Mechanisms. Erik Lundberg. Laurel, Florida. Pp. 481.

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Tags Fishes, Ichthyology, Spiny Pufferfish palate, palate, Spiny Pufferfish, Diodontidae,