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Fish: Rhadinichthys alberti (Jackson)


Double colour image of brown rock with black fish fossil and drawing of fish
Fish: Rhadinichthys alberti (Jackson). Lower Carboniferous. Belliveau Creek, New Brunswick. Collector: University of New Brunswick, Department of Earth Sciences. New Brunswick Museum (NBMG 5004). Specimen length 6.5 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.