Wednesday, November 29, 2017

It looks ALMOST human!!









Macropinna microstoma (Barreleye)
Opisthoproctus soleatus.png
Opisthoproctus soleatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Argentiniformes
Family: Opisthoproctidae
Genus
Bathylychnops
Dolichopteroides
Dolichopteryx
Ioichthys
Macropinna
Monacoa [1]
Opisthoproctus
Rhynchohyalus
Winteria



More info on this very unusual fish can be found here:
http://www.animalspot.net/barreleye-fish.html




:o)

2 comments :

  1. What an unusual fish. I also looked on wiki and discovered it has an organ present behind the fourth gill arch that is analogous to a gizzard.
    Now we know why you posted it, a real chicken of the sea. :)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barreleye

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    1. I'll keep Charlie away from it.... LOL!

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