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Perch (Bony Fish) Dissection || Teach A Man To Fish

Want to learn fish anatomy? Learn how to dissect a perch in this video, which also covers its external and internal anatomy and physiology. In this simple dissection of a perch, you’ll learn various parts of the bony fish anatomy, why fish can get away with a two-chambered heart, and how to tell a male fish from a female fish.

Perch are a great way to learn about bony fish anatomy. Many of its structures are characteristic of bony fish and very interesting to look at! Also, did you know that perch have balloons of air to keep them afloat? In this video, you’ll learn general information about perch, which will be tied into its anatomical structures.

This dissection lab is for anyone who is curious about perch anatomy, wants to cover perch anatomy for a zoology course, missed the perch dissection during biology class, or just wondered, “Fish are tasty, but how do they work?”. The video will teach you how to dissect a perch step by step, and review the external and internal anatomy of the perch.

In this video, we’ll cover the following structures:

Jaw Urogenital opening

Maxilla Liver

Mandible Swim bladder

Eyes Gonads

Nostrils Spleen

Operculum Intestine

Gills Kidney

Pectoral fins Gill arches

Pelvic fins Gill rakers

Anal fin Heart

Caudal fin Atrium

Anterior and posterior dorsal fin Ventricle

Spines Stomach

Lateral line Esophagus

Scales Pyloric caeca


If you want to learn more about perch anatomy, here’s a link to a website with more detailed information, as well as diagrams:

If you have any questions regarding perch anatomy, dissection methodology, or general biology, feel free to leave a comment. We'll try our best to reply.


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