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)
by Anna Deegan
Zebra Pleco (Hypancistrus zebra)
With over 700 species, Loricariidae is the largest family of catfish. New species are constantly being described. Since it takes a while to establish a proper scientific name, new discoveries are temporarily given a ‘L number’ by which people can refer to.
Birger A, Wikipedia commons
Atlantic Lionfish, by Todd Gardner
Ocean Armor - Surfrider Foundation teamed up with Saatchi & Saatchi LA “to create a collection of life-sized ocean armor sculptures meant to inspire viewers to preserve the ocean and the creatures that call it home” (via).
Deep Sea Creature
Anyone got a name for this lil’ guy?
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