Mene rhombea, moonfish

Mene rhombea was a perciform fish belonging to the family Menidae (moonfish). During the Middle Eocene about 48 to 40 mya, these fishes lived in the Tethys Ocean, a large tropical sea in the area corresponding to the current Mediterranean. This ocean was extended between the continents of Gondwana and Laurasia.

Mene rhombea had a laterally compressed body, very long and slim pelvic fins and a wide triangular tail fin. As suggested by their fossils' small, upturned mouths, and by comparison of its living relative, Mene maculata, fishes of this species were planktivore. The species shows close affinities with contemporary species inhabiting the coral reef environment of the Indo-Pacific warm seas.

These greatly valued fossils comes from the lagerstatte Monte Bolca, about 30 kilometers north-east of Verona, Italy. 



Related Items:

Hemicyclaspis, armored  jawless fish
Hemicyclaspis, armored jawless fish   $39.00
Gemuendina stuertzi, ray-like Placoderm
Gemuendina stuertzi, ray-like Placoderm   $49.00
Lepisosteus strausi , Messel garpike fish
Lepisosteus strausi , Messel garpike fish   $36.00
Pterichthyodes milleri, Placoderm
Pterichthyodes milleri, Placoderm   $50.00
Neoproscinetes penalvai, Santana Pycnodont Fish
Neoproscinetes penalvai, Santana Pycnodont Fish   $315.00
Priscacara, Green River Fossil Fish
Priscacara, Green River Fossil Fish   $60.00
Lepidotes elvensis, fish
Lepidotes elvensis, fish   $150.00
Atractosteus strausi , fish
Atractosteus strausi , fish   $99.00
Bothriolepis panderi, armored fish
Bothriolepis panderi, armored fish   $400.00



Mene rhombea, moonfish 

resin
7.25" x 6.5 inches
Item 2268 

Category: Replicas
Type: Skeletons
Phylum: Vertebrates
Class: Fish

$40.00 

USA Shipping: $6.00
Plus $3.90 handling per order

Share this page:



MORE PHOTOS:

Mene rhombea, moonfish

Mene rhombea, moonfish

Mene rhombea, moonfish



Now over 1,000 items!

Now Over 1,000 Items!

PrehistoricStore.com offers the largest selection of replica fossils and other fossil-related products anywhere in the world!

Download a Full Catalog (3MB PDF)
OVER 260 PAGES OF REPLICAS AND MORE!




Special Offers:
Dinosaur Safari: Dig and Keep Real Dinosaur Bones