Ceratoichthys

Ceratoichthys

Ceratoichthys is a jack mackerel that lived during the Eocene more than 40 million years ago. It originates from the world-famous excavation site at Monte Bolca (Northern Italy). Its high back and its undivided tail fin indicate that it was probably adept at moving swiftly through the coral reef. There are only seven known specimens of Ceratoichthys, which makes it one of the rarest fossil fish in the world.


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Last update: 14.01.2014