Diversity of Fishes
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coelacanth Coelacanth
Two AMNH staff maneuver the first specimen of the coelacanth...
dry collection Dry Collection
This skeletal specimen of the Atlantic tripletail...
dry collection 2 Dry Collection 2
Sawfish of the genus Pristishave long, cartilaginous snouts...
cleaning and staining Clearing and Staining
Clearing and staining is a method of preparing skeletons...
alcoholic specimen Alcoholic Specimen
The largest part of the Museum's Ichthyology collection is made up of "wet" specimens...
field preparation Field Preparation
Where possible, scientists prepare specimens in the field...
field collecting Field Collecting
Collecting fish can be as easy as going to the Alabama Deep-Sea Fishing Rodeo...
fossil ray Fossil Ray
Beautiful complete fossil rays of the genus Heliobatisare found in the Green River...
fossil bony fish Fossil Bony Fish
This specimen of Holocentrum macrocephalumis from the Late Eocene...
fossil bony fish 2 Fossil Bony Fish 2
The Late Eocene (40 million years old) deposits of Monte Bolca, Italy...
fossil shark Fossil Shark
This is a complete specimen of the angel shark Squatina speciosa...
mounted skeleton Mounted Skeleton
Here we are looking down the mouth of the grouper Epinephalus coioides...
wet collection Wet Collection
The Museum's wet collection (specimens in formalin or ethanol) is arranged taxonomically...
Bashford Dean Bashford Dean
Bashford Dean had an illustrious and curious dual career...
Eugene Gudger Eugene Gudger
E. W. Gudger (1866-1956), a North Carolina native of pioneer stock...
dermistid beetles Dermestid Beetles
Dermestids are beetles that eat dead flesh. They are used to clean the skeletons...
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