Fish identifications and dissections

The brief

Thomson Unicomarine’s fisheries experts were required to identify grey mullet fish species in order to verify data for a national fish-monitoring programme.

What we did

  • Dissections of each individual grey mullet specimen were completed under the microscope
  • Pyloric caeca, once located inside each fish specimen, were analysed
  • Photographs of internal organ positions were taken.

Recommendations and outcomes

Each grey mullet specimen was identified to species level. Specimens were carefully maintained and returned to the client along with a report on species identification and pyloric caeca details. We provided value for money by producing teaching aids to the client so that their staff would be able to do the work themselves going forward.

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