Posts tagged fish.
Lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus)
…is a species of lumpsucker endemic to the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. This lumpsucker is often found on the bottom attacked to rocks and other hard surfaces, using its modified pelvic fins as an adhesive disk. Lumpfish is an important food item in Scandinavian fishing industry as it is both made into a roe and a caviar.
you little fucker
“Hey … ummmm, Phallostethus cuulong? Yeah, I know you’re from Vietnam and all, and things might be different over there, but … I don’t know how to tell you this. Here goes: You have a terrifying, toothy, set of genitals attached to your head. That’s a little weird.”
Read more about how this fish is breaking the rules of fish reproduction and fertilization at Running Ponies. You especially don’t want to miss the part where he wins the Tour de France.
Deepest Living Fish - Cusk-eel (Family: Ophidiidae)
A species of cusk-eel, Abyssobrotula galatheae, been recorded at the bottom of the Puerto Rico trench, making it the deepest recorded fish at 8,370 metres (27,460 ft). The cuskeel depicted is Barathrites sp. It was collected at a “mere” 3,300 m.
Carl Bento © Australian Museum