The tough skin and large scales of warm water fish make them most suitable for preservation. The fish is skinned which is then preserved and either mounted over a manikin or the fish's body cavity packed with a filler material, shaped and then allowed to harden.
A large Porcupine fish with small brown spots on a beige background, probably Diodon species. Hanging upside down on metal wire.
Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.