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Preserved Mixed Fish Set

Product Highlights
  • Study representative specimens of the 3 major fish groups
  • Relate fish anatomy to taxonomy
  • Combine comparative observation and hands-on dissection


Product Details
Explore the anatomy of 9 preserved fish from the 3 major phylogenetic groups with this hands-on dissection kit: superclass Agnatha (jawless fishes), class Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fishes), and superclass Osteichthyes (bony fishes). Students observe and learn about the anatomical characteristics of each group to gain a better understanding of fish taxonomy. Each student group then conducts a detailed investigation of 1 of the 9 specimens in the kit. Through their dissection, students observe unique anatomical characteristics such as skeletal composition, scales, and fins, as well as respiratory and feeding structures. As they examine the external and internal anatomy, students determine the correct taxonomic classification of their specimen. Student groups present their findings to the class.

The teacher's manual contains extension activities and a reproducible student guide. The student guide contains background information, dissection guides for each of the fish specimens, and reflection questions.

Note: Specimen substitutions may be made based on availability.


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  • This item will be shipped via Standard (Ground) delivery when ordered online. If you would like to expedite this item, please call 800.334.5551 for ordering and fee information.
What’s Included:
  • 1 Formalin Dogfish
  • 1 Formalin Perch
  • 1 Formalin Lamprey
  • 1 Formalin Rat Fish
  • 1 Formalin Catfish
  • 1 Formalin Skate
  • 1 Formalin Hybrid Bass
  • 1 Formalin Menhaden
  • 1 Formalin Croaker
  • 1 Teacher's Manual
  • 1 Student Guide
Needed But Not Included:
  •  Dissecting Instruments
  •  Dissecting Trays
  •  Dissecting Microscope
  •  Gloves
  •  Aprons
  •  Safety Glasses or Goggles
Features, Dimensions & Weight:
  • Type of Preservative: Formalin
Return Policy:

If for any reason you are not satisfied with this item, it is eligible for a return, exchange, refund, or credit up to 180 days from date of purchase. Restrictions may apply. Returns & Exchanges Policy.

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