Object of the Week – 24/01/13

Every week we will post a close up of one of the objects on display. If you don’t know what this is you can always come along on Sunday afternoon and hunt for it. 

What colourful creature is this?


Did you know what last week’s object of the week was?

European Chubb (Squalius cephalus)

Last week the object was a European Chubb (Squalius cephalus) from our display of fish found in the Thames. The picture really doesn’t do justice to the way the light reflects off the golden scales.

The Chubb is a freshwater fish common in this country but was not present in Ireland before 2004 where it is an invasive species.