Mioplosus 9.5" Unrestored
Mioplosus 9.5" Unrestored
Mioplosus 9.5" Unrestored
Mioplosus 9.5" Unrestored
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Mioplosus 9.5" Unrestored

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Mioplosus labracoides, unrestored specimen
Eocene (52.3 Million Years Ago) 
Green River Formation, Wyoming, USA 
In Stone Fossils Private Quarry

Fish measures approx 9.5"

Plate measures approx 10.5" x 5.75"

 

Order Perciformes

  • Family Latidae - M. labracoides

M. labracoides specimens:

  • are characterized by 2 dorsal fins and a forked tail
  • known to reach 20 inches
  • juveniles commonly found in mass mortalities and adults found alone, indicating M. labracoides traveled in schools as a juvenile and became solitary as an adult
  • juvenile and adult specimens often found preserved with smaller fish in the jaw or stomach