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This week in Fish: Tongue Biters and an incredible spiderfish larva

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 22 Apr 2010

This week we find out if fishes have tongues and learn about the gruesome tongue biters, we swim on a wreck with a school of Yellowtail Kingfish and view images of an incredible larval spiderfish

Larval Spiderfish

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Do fishes have tongues?

We answer this question and show some images of tongue biters in the mouths of fishes.  Ouch!

Larval spiderfish

View images of a larval spiderfish taken at night.  Talk about being in the right place at the right time.

New movies

Queensland Groper, Epinephelus lanceolatus
Purple Rockcod, Epinephelus cyanopodus
Yellowtail Kingfish, Seriola lalandi

New species fact sheets

Mosaic Leatherjacket, Eubalichthys mosaicus
Tasselled Anglerfish
, Rhycherus filamentosus

New images

Greynurse Shark, Carcharias taurus - tooth
Largescale Saury, Saurida undosquamis
Titan Triggerfish, Balistoides viridescens

Tags Fish Bits, fishes, ichthyology, tongue biter, spiderfish,