These illustrations feature at least one representative from 11 of the 16-18 recognized anglerfish families (Order Lophiiformes).
betta fish | red flame by visarute angkatavanich on Fivehundredpx
Images from X-ray Vision: Fish Inside Out, a traveling exhibit of x-rays of some of the creepiest creatures in the ocean taken by Sandra J. Raredon and organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).
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Champion Red Arowana | Osteoglossidae
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Fish Lamps by Frank Gehry
A series of six little (5” x 7”) Complimentary Fish I made for the shop. The fish are pen-and-ink on scrap intaglio paper (mostly Somerset, I think), shaded in with some ink and watercolour washes. Afterwards, I cut them out and glued them to some scrapbook paper, then popped them into simple frames.
I probably spent a good three weeks drawing miscellaneous deep sea fish—some of them mermaids, which I’ll have to dig up and post later.
when will the oversexualization of women’s costumes end
In life, it was a blocky-looking fish that resembled either a squat, pug-nosed combination chimaera-stargazer, or an uncompressed Gemuendina (Gemuendina also happened to be its contemporary in Hunsrück), with broad, wing-like pectoral fins. Like Gemuendina, it had armor made up of a complex mosaic of tubercles.
It is tentatively placed within Placodermi as being among the most primitive of all placoderms, as from what can be discerned from the few whole specimens found, the shoulder joints of its armor appear to be very similar to other placoderms…
(read more: Wikipedia) (illustration by Apokryltaros)
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