Image: Fish Dissection - Cut along isthmus

Fish Dissection - Cut along isthmus

Use scissors to cut anteriorly through the bones attached to the pelvic fins.

Stuart Humphreys
© Australian Museum


Cut forward along the isthmus, the narrow, fleshy space beneath the head and between the gill covers. The gill covers (also known as operculae) are flaps which lie along both sides of the head and protect the underlying gills.

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