Argyropelecus bullockii (David, 1943)
Monterey Formation - 12 Million years old
Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Argyropelecus : 1.6 in. length (1 inch = 2.54 cm)
A well preserved Argyropelecus (silver hatchetfish) with complete scales and a wonderful orange color. Unfortunately, this fish is missing his tail, possibly preyed on or disarticulated in the ocean current.
This specimen was collected by us in 2015, and painstakingly prepared then stabilized to prevent the scales from wearing away.
It is 100% as found and has no restoration, with our personal guarantee!