NEW PELVIC THRUSTS IN A FISHY WORLD?
What it looks like when the hips are swapped for pecs, hindfins become forefins, and vents really become ventral.
LATERAL THOUGHTS IN SEARCH OF EVER MORE INTERESTING STORIES FROM BIOLOGY. Robin and the Honey Badger’s mission is to recharge biology with originality for you, the non-specialist reader. Here we show what it looks like when hips are swapped for pecs, hindfins become forefins, and vents really become ventral. Although readers may be unaccustomed to hearing the words ‘pelvis’ and ‘fish’ uttered in one breath, the pelvic structures of fishes actually invite one of the smoothest entry-points into the otherwise bewildering diversity of bony fishes. We challenge you to think as laterally as you can – both literally and figuratively – as we engage in mental intimacy with a hitherto virginal aspect of fish biology.