THE INNER BEAUTY OF THE FISH
Ichthyologists can read fish skeletons like in an open book. Based on the bones scientists can identify the skills and preferences of their former bearers. Skeletons provide information about the way of life, ecological requirements, type of nutrition or locomotion. Fish skeletons are coagulated function. There is no typical fish skeleton. All are different and all are extravagant characters with still unexplored hidden secrets. Scientific collections of fish skeletons are a significant resource for basic research and a gigantic reservoir of features.
In comparison to fish, the skeletons of mammals are rather poor, less variety and almost crude. Let’s look at the crown of creation. The human skull consists of 20 to 30 bones, depending on the counting method. The head of a perch is composed of almost 160 single bones. By the way, fish bones tell us something about our inner fish, why we are as we are, and what made us so. Yes, we are a bit fishy.