X-Ray Fish Photos: 41 Incredible Shots From the Smithsonian Institute

Thanks to the Smithsonian Institute, you can see exactly what's going on inside a fish. The institute has compiled an archive of x-rays on striped bass, winghead sharks, sawfish, triggerfish and much much more. See the 41 best photos in this gallery. Pictured: Striped Bass or Morone saxatilis - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Striped mojarra or Eugerres plumieri holotype - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Winghead shark or Eusphyra blochii - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Smalltooth sawfish or Pristis pectinata - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Rectangular Triggerfish or Rhinecanthus rectangulus - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Longnose butterflyfish or Forcipiger longirostris - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Spotted hatchetfish or Gasteropelecus maculatus - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Unicorn Crestfish or Eumecichthys fiski - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Coelacanth or Latimeria chalumnae - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Longnose batfish or Ogcocephalus corniger holotype - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Ox-eyed oreo or Oreosoma atlanticum lateral - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Short dragonfish or Eurypegasus draconis - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Channel scabbardfish or Evoxymetopon taeniatus - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Crisscross prickleback or Plagiogrammus hopkinsii - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Tropical gar or Atractosteus tropicus holotype - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Rosy dory or Cyttopsis rosea holotype - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Ghost pipefish or Solenostomus cyanopterus - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Pelican eel or Eurypharynx pelecanoides - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Pancake batfish or Halieutichthys aculeatus - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Shortsnout scorpionfish or Scorpaenopsis obtusa holotype - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Tropical hatchetfish or Argyropelecus lychnus - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Viper moray or Enchelynassa canina - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Monterey Skate or Raja montereyensis holotype - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Physopyxis lyra a genus of catfish - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Deep-sea anglerfish or Dermatias platynogaster holotype - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Rainbow trout or Oncorhynchus mykiss - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Lookdown fish or Selene vomer - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Alligator pipefish or Syngnathoides biaculeatus - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Moon fish or Mene maculata - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Orange bellowsfish or Notopogon fernandezianus - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH
Slender snipe eel or Nemichthys scolopaceus - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH

X-ray Vision: Fish Inside Out, organized by the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), is an exhibit traveling to museums across the country through 2015. Visit www.sites.si.edu/exhibitions/exhibits/ichthyo/index.htm for the tour itinerary.