Taxidermy fishes

Taxidermy (from the Greek taxis “preparation” and dermis “skin”) is the modern technique of preserving an animal for scientific and educational purposes by mounting the tanned leather on a mannequin that faithfully reproduces its body.

Taxidermy is practiced mainly on vertebrates (mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and less commonly on amphibians) but in some circumstances it can also be performed on larger insects and arachnids.