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Berycidae

Senckenberg Nature Museum Frankfurt

Senckenberg Nature Museum Frankfurt

The Alfonsino is a perch-like fish with very hard ctenoid scales. It has a well-developed lateral line system that is equipped with numerous sensory cells. Since these are embedded in a gelatinous mass, the fish is referred to as “slime head” in German. Under the name Alfonsino it is a popular food fish around the world.

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  • Title: Berycidae
  • Location: East Atlantic of Norway and North Africa
  • Type: cast
  • Rights: Sven Tränkner Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
  • size: 50 cm
  • scientific name: Beryx decadactylus
  • geological Age: recent

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