Perciforme fam. Cichlidae Fossil Fish

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A single, very rare and hard to find, incredibly well preserved Perciforme fam. Cichlidae Fossil Fish from Brak, Libya, Africa.

Age: Oligocene Epoch  33.9 - 23 myo

 

Fish are relatively rare as fossils; the fragile nature of a fish body makes it a poor candidate for fossilization. However, there are some unique environments and circumstances that existed in prehistory where some deposits in the world produce the most impressive and perfectly preserved fossils known to science. 

 

Length: 125mm

Width: 95mm

Height: 10mm

Weight: 196g