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Fish and Reptiles

Picture of our fish exhibition

Please note that the fish and reptile parts of our exhibitions is closed for renovation until November 30, 2022.

In the Fish Hallway you can see more than just models of various kinds of fish from all parts of the world. You will also pass sea stars and other echinoderms, as well as tailless amphibians, snakes, lizards, crocodiles and turtles.In the Fish Hallway at the Natural History Museum in Gothenburg, there are fish from around the world, and along one of the walls models of almost all Swedish fish species have been placed. In the big room you will find sharks and stingrays, both real sharks submersed in containers filled with distilled spirits, as well as castings of large sharks from the Swedish west coast.

Follow the evolution!

The main idea behind this exhibition is to be able to follow the evolutionary processes. At the one end of the hallway you will find sea stars and echinoderms – which are actually closely related to us, vertebrates, despite the fact that we look so different. At the other end of the hallway you will find, among other creatures, the coelacanth and the first animals with four legs - tailless amphibians.

At the end of the passage you can see Smiley, the alligator, which is so well-known to the inhabitants of Gothenburg, as well as the Galapagos giant tortoises.

Updated: 2021-07-07 12:09