Animal of this week — fish…. weird looking fish! 5 bizarre looking fish on my list will be presented in this post. Most of them are pretty ugly, while the frogfish also called walking fish is really cute. Especially the specie I introduced here, “hairy frogfish”. Can’t helping myself, give more shots for this lovely creatures.
1. Dracula fish (“Vampire fish”)
The dracula fish, Danionella dracula, is a species of tropical danionin fish from the cyprinid family. It is a freshwater fish indigenous to Burma. It is named dracula after its unusual “fangs”: male dracula fish have protruding tooth-like bones stemming from their jawbones. Males have been observed using their fangs to spar against other males.
2. Hairy Frogfish
They inhabits rocky and coral reefs, on rocks, sand or rubble, and is also found in weedy estuaries along the east coast of southern Africa. Coloration is variable, often light yellow, orange, green, gray or brown with black stripes or elongate blotches, sometimes solid black.
Frogfishes do not swim in the conventional way; instead, they “walk” on their pectoral fins or use ‘jet propulsion’.
3. Long-spined Sea Scorpion
The Long-spined Sea Scorpion (Cottus bubalis or Taurulus bubalis) is a coastal fish of Northern Europe, of the family Cottidae.
It is a small fish with a large head and tapering body. It has four long spines – two on each side on the gill cover – that stick out when the fish is removed from the water. It has a variety of colors ranging from shades of browns, with cream blotches, but sometimes orange or red with white blotches.
4. Angler fish
There are about 200 kinds of anglerfish, and most of them live on the bottom or in the depths of the Antlantic and Antarctic Oceans, more than a mile below the surface of the water.
They are usually dark gray or dark brown in color, and aside from their look of evil they are generally fairly nondescript fish, aside from the horrid looks, huge heads and enormous mouths which are filled with many sharp teeth.
5. Atlanitic Wolf fish
The Atlanitic wolffish habituate both the West and East coasts of the Atlantic. The Atlantic wolffish’s distinguishing feature (and from where it gets its common name) is its extensive teeth structure. Both the lower and upper jaw are armed with four to six fang-like, strong conical teeth. The wolffish’s throat is also serrated with scattered teeth.