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Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Anomoeodus phaseolus dental battery
Common Name: Extinct Fish
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Cretaceous
Size: 1.11"
Owned By: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes > Pycnodontiformes > Pycnodontidae > Anomoeodus > phaseolus

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Enchodus ferox tooth in jaw fragment
Common Name: Extinct Fish
Location: Pitt County
Age: Cretaceous
Size: 1.5"
Owned By: Scott Chapman
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes > Salmoniformes > Enchodontidae > Enchodus > ferox

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Enchodus ferox tooth
Common Name: Extinct Fish
Location: Pitt County
Age: Cretaceous
Size: 1.81"
Owned By: Richard Chandler
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes > Salmoniformes > Enchodontidae > Enchodus > ferox

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Cylindracanthus rectus (?) spine
Common Name: Extinct Fish
Location: Duplin County
Age: Eocene
Size: 7.5"
Owned By: Joy Herrington
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes > Perciformes > Xiphiidae > Cylindracanthus > rectus ?

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Makaira rostrum (tooth detail)
Common Name: Marlin
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 2"
Owned By: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes > Perciformes > Istiophoridae > Makaira

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Unidentified fish jaw
Common Name: Extinct Fish
Location: Brunswick County
Age: Cretaceous
Size: 0.1"
Owned By: Eric Sadorf
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Lophius palatine
Common Name: Goose Fish
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 1.5"
Owned By: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes > Lophiiformes > Lophiidae > Lophius

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Acanthocybium lower left jaw with teeth
Common Name: Wahoo
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 4.75"
Owned By: Patricia Kohler
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes > Perciformes > Scombridae > Acanthocybium

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Sphyrena jaw with teeth
Common Name: Barracuda
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 2.25"
Owned By: Patricia Kohler
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes > Perciformes > Sphyraenidae > Sphyrena

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Merluccius left dentary
Common Name: Hake
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 1.8"
Owned By: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes > Gadiformes > Merlucciidae > Merluccius

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Tautoga lower pharyngeal
Common Name: Tautog
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 0.77"
Owned By: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes > Perciformes > Labridae > Tautoga

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Labridae pharyngeal plates
Common Name: Wrasse
Location: Hertford County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 2.35"
Owned By: Ramona Krailler
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes > Perciformes > Labridae

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Pogonias pharyngeal
Common Name: Black Drum
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 2.7"
Owned By: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes > Perciformes > Sciaenidae > Pogonias

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Chilomycterus dentary
Common Name: Burrfish
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 1.85"
Owned By: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes > Tetraodontiformes > Diodontidae > Chilomycterus

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Ostracion dermal denticle
Common Name: Boxfish
Location: Jones County
Age: ?: Lag deposit
Size: 0.55"
Owned By: Ramona Krailler
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes > Tetraodontiformes > Ostraciidae > Ostracion

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Prionotus preopercule
Common Name: Sea Robin
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 0.5"
Owned By: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes > Scorpaeniformes > Triglidae > Prionotus

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Bagridae pectoral spine
Common Name: Catfish
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 1.6"
Owned By: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes > Siluriformes > Bagridae

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Prionotus skull
Common Name: Sea Robin
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 2.4"
Owned By: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes > Scorpaeniformes > Triglidae > Prionotus

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Sphyraena vertebra
Common Name: Barracuda
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 2.2"
Owned By: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes > Perciformes > Sphyraenidae > Sphyrena

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Scomber vertebra
Common Name: Mackerel
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 1.32"
Owned By: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes > Perciformes > Scombridae > Scomber

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Thunnus vertebra
Common Name: Tuna
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 1.47"
Owned By: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes > Perciformes > Scombridae > Thunnus

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Monacanthidae vertebra
Common Name: Filefish
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 1.27"
Owned By: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes > Tetraodontiformes > Monacanthidae

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Thunnus hyplural
Common Name: Tuna
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 3.03"
Owned By: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes > Perciformes > Scombridae > Thunnus

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Makaira hyplural and adjacent vertebra
Common Name: Marlin
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 5.12"
Owned By: Ramona Krailler
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes > Perciformes > Istiophoridae > Makaira

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Sphoeroides subopercule & hyperstosis
Common Name: Pufferfish
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 1.21"
Owned By: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes > Tetraodontiformes > Tetraodontidae > Sphoeroides

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Operculum
Common Name: Unknown species
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 1"
Owned By: Ramona Krailler
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps otolith
Common Name: Tilefish
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 0.4"
Owned By: Ramona Krailler
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes > Perciformes > Malacanthidae > Lopholatilus > chamaeleonticeps

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Acipenser scute
Common Name: Sturgeon
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 3"
Owned By: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes > Acipenseriformes > Acipenseridae > Acipenser

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Fish Scales
Common Name: Unknown species
Location: Durham County
Age: Triassic
Size: 0.5"
Owned By: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes

Bony Fish

Scientific Name: Merluccius bilinearus cleithra
Common Name: Hake
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 1.25"
Owned By: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Osteichthyes > Gadiformes > Merlucciidae > Merluccius

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