RAZORFISH

6 million years

Period: Miocene
Location: Marecchia River Formation, Fiume, Italy

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Razorfish?s (family: Centriscidae) bodies are encased in shields and have spiny dorsal fins. The razorfish pictured is 6 million years old and possesses exactly the same characteristics as razorfish living today. This shows that razorfish have remained unchanged for millions of years and have never gone through any intermediate stages.

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