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This week in Fish: Candiru and Slingjaw Wrasse

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 17 Sep 2010

This week we talk about the Candiru, a small fish that could give you big trouble.  You can watch the amazingly protrusible mouth of a Slingjaw Wrasse as it feeds and try to spot a newly settled Painted grinner buried in sand. Thank you as always to all our generous contributors!

Prickly Anglerfish, Echinophryne crassispina

John Lewis © John Lewis

New factsheets:

Diana's Pigfish, Bodianus diana
Prickly Anglerfish, Echinophryne crassispina
Pencil Weed Whiting, Siphonognathus beddomei

New blog posts:

Candiru - careful where you go...
Humphead Maori Wrasse - up close and personal
Slingjaw Wrasse feeding

New Movies:

Checkerboard Wrasse, Halichoeres hortulanus
Choat's Wrasse, Macropharyngodon choati
Comb Wrasse, Coris picta
Gempylid at Osprey Reef
Oreodory at depth
Redtooth Triggerfish in Kimbe Bay
Scalloped Hammerhead, Sphyrna lewini
Violetline Maori Wrasse, Oxycheilinus digrammus

New images:

Eye of a Common Sawshark
Head of a larval Smooth Flutemouth
Juvenile Fiveline Snapper
Painted Grinner burried in sand
Yellowfin Whiting, Sillago schomburgkii

New photographer image:

Ian Shaw

New image galleries:

Whitings

Tags Slingjaw Wrasse, fishes, ichthyology, Candiru,