Sunday, May 21, 2006

Eat your heart out, Steve Irwin

This is a, (Cymbacephalus sp.). crocodile fish
Checkout the weird eyelashes - they are actually called iris lappets and are designed to provide camouflage and protection for those big eyes. Just like its name sake it pretty much sits there until something tasty comes to close when it will strike very quickly.

This is a species of flathead and some of its near relatives are very popular sportfishing and eating fish in Australia.

1 comment:

Home Bird said...

Eewwww, weird! Very odd looking creature, Tai. Thanks for the info. Glad your back and hope you're enjoying your new toys. Technology is miraculous until it breaks, no?