Inlay for Nilotic scene: fish, Egypt 200 BCE–100 CE. Fish tiles were used in elaborate “Nilotic” mosaic scenes in wealthy homes.[4000×2667]

Inlay for Nilotic scene: fish, Egypt 200 BCE–100 CE. Fish tiles were used in elaborate “Nilotic” mosaic scenes in wealthy homes.[4000×2667]

Portrait of a poorly known but beautiful coral reef fish, the red velvet fairy wrasse (Cirrhilabrus rubrisquamis). This species occurs around Chagos Islands and Maldives only. Its status in the wild remains uncertain at this time.

Portrait of a poorly known but beautiful coral reef fish, the red velvet fairy wrasse (Cirrhilabrus rubrisquamis). This species occurs around Chagos Islands and Maldives only. Its status in the wild remains uncertain at this time.

Fossil? The more I scrub, the more I start to think it’s a clam that ate a fish for lunch(tail sticking out) lol. But seriously, the details keep coming. I’ll post some before and afters

Fossil? The more I scrub, the more I start to think it’s a clam that ate a fish for lunch(tail sticking out) lol. But seriously, the details keep coming. I’ll post some before and afters

An Abudjubbe wrasse (Cheilinus abudjubbe) in intermediate phase, when the species is most colourful. This stunning fish can only be found in the Red Sea. Its thick lips and large teeth are perfect adaptations to feeding on urchins. It only occurs in the Red Sea.

An Abudjubbe wrasse (Cheilinus abudjubbe) in intermediate phase, when the species is most colourful. This stunning fish can only be found in the Red Sea. Its thick lips and large teeth are perfect adaptations to feeding on urchins. It only… Continue Reading

Full-body portrait of a fantastic predatory fish, the African tigerfish (Hydrocynus vittatus). With mobile upper and lower jaws and long sharp teeth, this species is a fast predator, feeding on fishes and swallows when they come down to the water to drink while flying. They can reach 1 meter long.

Full-body portrait of a fantastic predatory fish, the African tigerfish (Hydrocynus vittatus). With mobile upper and lower jaws and long sharp teeth, this species is a fast predator, feeding on fishes and swallows when they come down to the water… Continue Reading

Graywacke dish with a swivel lid in the shape of a tilapia fish, a symbol of fertility and new life. Egypt (Saqqara), first dynasty. 3000 to 2800 B.C. [1536×1152]

Graywacke dish with a swivel lid in the shape of a tilapia fish, a symbol of fertility and new life. Egypt (Saqqara), first dynasty. 3000 to 2800 B.C. [1536×1152]

Green River Diplomystus. An extinct genus of freshwater clupeomorph fish distantly related to modern-day extant herrings, alewives, and sardines. The various fossil beds of the Green River Formation span a 5-million-year period, dating to between 53.5 and 48.5 million years old.

Green River Diplomystus. An extinct genus of freshwater clupeomorph fish distantly related to modern-day extant herrings, alewives, and sardines. The various fossil beds of the Green River Formation span a 5-million-year period, dating to between 53.5 and 48.5 million years… Continue Reading

Grave of the great Douglas Adams, authorof Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Twith my friends George and Pops, thanks for the fish! Highgate Cemetery, north London, 2017. (OC)

Grave of the great Douglas Adams, authorof Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Twith my friends George and Pops, thanks for the fish! Highgate Cemetery, north London, 2017. (OC)