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Fish: Elonichthys cf. E elegantulus Eastman


Colour image of brown rock with black fish fossil
Fish: Elonichthys cf. E elegantulus Eastman. Lower Carboniferous. Albert Mines, New Brunswick. Collector: University of New Brunswick, Department of Earth Sciences. New Brunswick Museum (NBMG 4999). Specimen length 4 cm. Palaeoniscid fish belong to an extinct Order of the ray-finned fishes (Actinopterygii). Today the ‘bony fishes’ make up most of the world’s vertebrates, including 95% of the 25,000 species of fish.