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Large Mahi Mahi Skull 77 Pound Bull! Need Advice With Placing 3 Sets Of Unkown Bones?

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by Michael J., Dec 22, 2018.

  1. Michael J.

    Michael J. New Member

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  2. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    First picture is the main part of the skull. That crest is the top of the head.
    There are some fish pros on here, one at least that has done a couple of those. Have you tried soaking them in acetone to get any more of the oils out? Use the advanced search and look for mahi mahi skull .. or dolphin skull. Try the scientific name too.
     

  3. Wouter

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    The biggest pair of bones in your picture are the pectoral girdle, and the small narrow pair connect the pectoral girdle to a bone on the back of the braincase. The medium pair are the hyoid bones, they support the tongue and form the bottom of the mounth between the lower jaws. So the first two pairs of bones are not part of the skull, and it a matter of opinion whether the hyoid is part of the actual skull. In the fish skulls I prepare I usually do include the hyoid, but you can also leave it out.
     
  4. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Hope the fellow comes back to check his post at least. Became a member on Dec 21st and hasn't been back since Dec 29th.