Reptiles, amphibians and fish
The reptiles amphibians and fish in RAMM’s collections are preserved in a wide variety of ways. Many are freeze-dried or taxidermy. Theare very fragile and easily damaged. Others are in alcohol or formalin, which is particularly useful for preserving dissections for education purposes. And in some cases, only the skeletons remain.
Sometimes only the bony or cartilaginous skeletons of fish are kept. This is especially common in the case of elasmobranch (sharks, skate and ray) jaws with their many rows of impressive teeth.