Celebrating 25 groundbreaking years, FISHBONE has been trailblazing their way through the history of American Ska, Funk, Punk, Rock Fusion and (so-called) Black Rock since starting their professional career in Los Angeles' burgeoning, Alternative Rock music scene of the mid-1980s. Their sound has often been imitated, but never duplicated. They have toured worldwide with such bands as the Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Roots, Les Claypool/Primus, Fela Kuti, George Clinton, The Dead Kennedys and many more.
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Fishbone, besides being simply a term for any bone of a fish, is also a term for bony, rather delicate parts of the skeleton of bony fish, such as ribs and fin rays, but especially the ossification of connective tissue lying transversely inclined backwards to the ribs between the muscle segments and having no contact with the spine.
Not all fish have fishbones in this sense; for instance, eels and anglerfish do not.
There are several series of fishbones: Epineuralia, Epicentralia, Epipleuralia and Myorhabdoi.
Fishbones support the core muscles without inhibiting their motility.
In cuisine, fishbones are usually removed and not eaten. Because of their slim, tapered shape they may get caught in the windpipe and cause suffocation.