What You See When You Turn a Fish Inside Out

Scientists use X-rays to classify different species, but when viewed outside the lab, the images provide stunning art

ox-eyed oreo
The scientific name of the ox-eyed oreo is Oreosoma atlanticum. Oreosoma, meaning "mountain body," refers to the peaks protruding from the fish's underbelly. Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH