Fish - ROM2004_1028_23

ROM2004_1028_23

Fish

Geography: Canada, British Columbia, Wapiti Lake
Date: Acquired on November 9, 1997
Dimensions:
length=33; width=26; height=4 cm
Taxonomy
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumChordata
    • ClassOsteichthyes
    • OrderParasemionotiformes
    • FamilyParasemionotidae
    • GenusAlbertonia
    • SpecificEpithetcupidina
Object number: 46204
Credit Line: Gift of the Madeleine A. Fritz Vertebrate Fund
Not on view
DescriptionAlbertonia is a primitive teleost, a group of fish that evolved during the Mesozoic to become the dominant fish of our oceans, lakes and rivers today. Like many primitive fish of the Paleozoic and Mesozoic, it is covered with thick rhomboid-shaped bony scales.
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