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During the Early Cretaceous, in brackish waters of the Brazil Northeast, Vinctifer comptoni was one of the more common fishes of the Santana/Romualdo Formation. It is today known from various specimens of different sizes (5 - 90 cm) with excellent preservation (showing with detail its elaborated scalation pattern).

This predator had a long and pointy rostrum, but also numerous and tiny teeth. Its elongated body resembles, in some aspects, that of a gar. Maybe this modern fish, though unrelated, can offer some insight about the behaviors of Vinctifer.

Cold porcelain, 1/2 scale.