Image: Porcupinefish, upper jaw

Porcupinefish, upper jaw

Upper jaw (roof of mouth) of a Porcupinefish found washed up on the beach.

Ian Merrington
© Ian Merrington @ DPI Fisheries


The front of the jaw, which forms a cutting ridge is to the bottom of the image. The palate (centre of image) is used to crush food items.

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Tags Fishes, ichthyology, Porcupinefish, jaw, Diodon, Diodontidae,