Stichocentrus Fish Fossil from Lebanese Lagerstatte

Stichocentrus livatus

Class Actinopterygii, Order Beryciformes, Family Stichocentridae

Geologic Time: Middle Cretaceous, Cenomanian Stage (95 million years ago)

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Fish fossil is 50 mm in length on a 90 mm by 80 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Lebanese Lagerstatte, Hajoula, Lebanon

Fossil Code: L625

Price: $175.00

Stichocentrus livatus Fish FossilDescription: A rarely seen member of the Order Beryciformes, Family Stichocentridae, it is thought to have been a predator of smaller fish. The genus died out during the Upper Cretaceous, leaving no descendants. This one has exceptionally-preserved finnage, with even some musculature preserved. It is hard to believe that such a specimen is nearly 100 million years old!

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