Porcupine fish

August 16, 2017
Diver holding porcupine fish

Smithsonian's Tropical Research Institute

Diver holding porcupine fish at the Smithsonian’s Galeta Point Marine Laboratory in Panama.

Researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and colleagues compared fossil porcupine fish jaws and tooth plates collected on expeditions to Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil with those from museum specimens and modern porcupine fish, revealing three new species.

(Smithsonian's Tropican Research Institite)

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