Fish anatomy specimen. The veterinary anatomical sheet plastination specimen shows relevant anatomical details of the morphology and topography of fish like heart, brain, air bladder, spinal cord, finns, etc. From a animal welfare point of view the position of the fish heart and brain are particularly relevant. Only exact knowlegde of the position of these two fish organs makes sure that fish do not suffer more than necessary during slaughtering. Observing the normal size of the air bladder also makes clear how moving fish from deep water to the surface can cause the typical signs of barotrauma: bulging eyes and bloated abdominal area. Most important the real fish anatomy specimen allows understanding how complex and fascinating even a small fish is inside. This results in more respect for fish and any living organism. You can buy this print at the plastination shop. Also find many real anatomical outlet plastinates and prints at www.plastination-shop.com
The detail of the fish head vascularisation demonstrates how the transparency of the sheet plastinate can show the whole complexity of the blood vessel anatomy in one single anatomical specimen. You can also find this picture and many more in the plastination-archive.