Monday, 25 August 2014

The second fish in detail

This weekend I finally got a chance to work on the second fish, and I got it done.  Result! 

This photo should give you a better look at the gill pouches, which became less obvious once the fish was painted.

Jawless fish like lampreys don't have complex gill arches like other fish; instead they have little gill pouches supported by cartilage.  For the same reason, its fins are a lot simpler than the ones I did for the first fish.  Lampreys and hagfish don't have fin rays, so I left out the fin rays on this fish.  These fins are just little folds of paper.  I've also given it little feelers around its mouth like a hagfish has, because why not?