Torrent loaches, X-ray

Torrent loaches, X-ray

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Credit: Sandra J. Raredon, National Museum of Natural History, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Torrent loaches (Gastromyzon sp.). X-ray of a section through two torrent loaches, showing their skeletons. The crescent-shaped paired fins on the underside of torrent loaches work like suction cups to help them hold their position on a rock or streambed in fast-flowing waters. These specimens belong to a newly discovered species that has not yet received a scientific name. They measure 7.5 centimetres in length.

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