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Smelt, Retropinna retropinna, VT3198

Physical Description

Cast of freshwater smelt supported by 2 pieces of wire on the right side of the body. Specimen has a yellow dorsal surface with black speckles. Sides are green/cream in colour. Fins are light brown, eyes are black. Operculum margin is red in colour.

Field Collection


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 17 x 10 x 113mm

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