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Lamprey Skeleton with the huge branchial basket Check out their skeleton for a start! As in sharks, it's made of cartilage rather than bone. Like Sturgeons, they retain their notochord for life and never replace it with a proper backbone. The skeleton they're left with is dominated by the branchial basket, which is a structure that supports the gills.

Lamprey Skeleton with the huge branchial basket Check out their skeleton for a start! As in sharks, it's made of cartilage rather than bone. Like Sturgeons, they retain their notochord for life and never replace it with a proper backbone. The skeleton they're left with is dominated by the branchial basket, which is a structure that supports the gills.

Hyman Bloom - Fish Skeletons

Hyman Bloom - Fish Skeletons

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is giving people a chance to see animals from another perspective, with a traveling exhibit called “X-ray Vision: Fish Inside Out.”

Viper Eel, More Undersea Creatures in X-ray Exhibit

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is giving people a chance to see animals from another perspective, with a traveling exhibit called “X-ray Vision: Fish Inside Out.”

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