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Dastilbe

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Chanidae
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Gonorynchiformes
Class  Actinopterygii
Subfamily  Chaninae
Rank  Genus
Dastilbe Fish Fossil Dastilbe Elongatus Brazil On the Rocks Altea Costa
Similar  Vinctifer, Cladocyclus, Rhacolepis, Brannerion, Diplomystus

Dastilbe is an extinct genus of prehistoric bony fish.

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Species

  • Dastilbe elongatus Silva Santos, 1947
  • Dastilbe crandalli Jordan, 1910
  • Description

    Dastilbe Fish Fossil Dastilbe Elongatus Brazil On the Rocks Altea Costa

    Dastilbe could reach a length of 25–60 millimetres (0.98–2.36 in), with a maximum length of about 150 millimetres (5.9 in). It was probably an anadromous fish, tolerant of hypersalinity and subjected to frequent mass mortality. Larger individuals of this predatory fish fed on small fishes and probably they were also cannibalistic.

    Distribution

    Dastilbe Brazil Santana Formation Fossil Fish Dastilbe

    Dastilbe was a primitive gonorynchiform fish widespread in Gondwanaland. Fossils of this fish have been found in the Aptian stage of the Early Cretaceous epoch of north-east Brazil and in the Lower Cretaceous of Africa..

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    Dastilbe FileDastilbejpeg Wikimedia Commons
    Dastilbe Dastilbe Elongatus Fish Fossils London
    Dastilbe Dastilbe Mr Woods Fossils UK

    References

    Dastilbe Wikipedia


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