Exotic Lanternfish Fossil Eomyctophum cf. koraensis

Eomyctophum cf. koraensis (Danilczenko 1947)

Class Actinopterygii (ray finned fishes), Infraclass Teleostei, Order Myctophiformes, Family Neoscopelidae

Geological Time: Middle Oligocene

Size: 40 mm

Fossil Site: Rowe, Carpathian Mountains, Poland

EomyctophumDescription: This fish is from the family Neoscopelidae. The fish is in very good condition with very detailed fins, head and body. It is a rare species from an unusual locality. These are commonly called Lanternfishes (or myctophids, derived from the Greek mykter, "nose" and ophis, "serpent"), and are small, fish found in the deep sea.

Also see: Actinopterygii Fish Fossils

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