Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Jamoytius is named for the english paleontologist J.A.Moy Thomas.

The marine Jamoytius had a narrow, tubular shape with a long fin on its back. It also haves a pair of lateral fins running along its flanks and a small anal fin. The strong downturned tail produces the uplift.

Jamoytius had a round, suckerlike mouth and it was probably a parasite like its living descendant, the marine lamprey. This jawless fish attaches itself to other fishes, rasps away their flesh and then sucks their blood.

Source from great site: http://www.rareresource.com

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