This week in Fish: Bone from Brewarrina

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 20 Oct 2012

I love a challenge.  During the week I received images of a bone found on a river bank. Was it from a fish, and if so what species of fish? 

Pharyngeal teeth of a European Carp

Pharyngeal teeth of a European Carp
Photographer: Michael Lindsay © Michael Lindsay

New images:

European Carp pharyngeal teeth
Pharyngeal teeth of a European Carp
Breastspot Blenny, Salarias guttatus
Shortfin Mako at the surface
Shortfin Mako, Isurus oxyrinchus
Jewel Damsel, Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus
Crimsontip Gudgeon, Butis butis
Floral Maori Wrasse at Mackay Reef
Floral Maori Wrasse, Cheilinus chlorourus

New movies:

Razorfish, Aeoliscus strigatus
Crimsontip Gudgeon, Butis butis
European Carp, Cyprinus carpio

New blog posts:

Kiwis track Great White Sharks

New factsheets:

Spikey Dogfish, Squalus megalops

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