BIO 370 Vertebrate Zoology
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Vertebrate Anatomy
Bony Fish Skeletons
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Identify the Listed Structures of the Fish Skeletons

Perch, Perca flavescens:

Perch skeleton

Carp, Carassius carassius:

Carp skeleton

Red-breasted Wrasse, Cheilinus fasciatus:

Wrasse skeleton

Scrawled Filefish, Aluterus scriptus:

Filefish skeleton

Seahorse, Hippocampus sp.:

Seahorse skeleton
Not all bones/structures are present in all fish
  • Anal Fin
  • Articular Bone
  • Basipterygium
  • Branchiostegal Rays
  • Caudal Fin
  • Ceratotrichia
  • Dentary Bone
  • Dorsal Fin (anterior, posterior)
  • Dorsal Ribs
  • Frontal Bone
  • Hemal Spine
  • LepidotrichiaP
  • Maxilla
  • Neural Spine
  • Opercular Bone
  • Pectoral Fin
  • Pectoral Girdle
  • Pelvic Fin
  • Premaxilla
  • Pterygiophore
  • Subopercular
  • Supraoccipital
  • Ventral Rib
  • Vertebrae (Centrum)

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