Image: Fish Dissection - Cutting anteriorly

Fish Dissection - Cutting anteriorly

The incision is then extended anteriorly along the fish's belly towards the head.

Stuart Humphreys
© Australian Museum


The pattern of spots on the sides and belly of the fish can be clearly seen in this image. Like most fast swimming fishes in the family Scombridae, this species is countershaded.

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