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Armoured catfish, X-ray

Armoured catfish, X-ray

C026/3222

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SANDRA J. RAREDON, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SANDRA J. RAREDON, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Armoured catfish (Spatuloricaria atratoensis). X-ray of a section through a male armoured catfish (family Loricariidae). The 'beard' (spiky) on the head (left) of this South American catfish is made up of toothlike structures called dermal denticles, whilst the body is covered in an armour of bony plates. This specimen measures 39.5 centimetres in length.

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