- What an amazing fish! Thanks for the update!
Thanks for updating this page!
I am curious how this fish can get inside the heart of a shark? And I am also surprised that it isn't fatal for the host.
How would the way of life for this eel compare to that of the Amazonian Candiru Catfish (Candiru asu)?
- Mark, I live in California and have visited the Academy of Sciences many times. As an adolescent it had a profound influence on me. I consider it my favorite public aquarium. The rebuilt Academy of Sciences is amazing! I have a question about another species: In the introduction to the "Encyclopaedia of Fishes" the authors mention a parasitic eel which lives inside the heart of large sharks--Simenchelyes parasitica. I can't find any information about this fish anywhere on the internet. Perhaps the name has been changed, or there is very little information available. Can you provide some insight into this fish? Thanks!
- I have that book! That is what prompted my question :) What a great book. I've had it on my shelf for years, and recently decided to read it cover to cover--in the past I've always just used it as a reference. Thanks for getting back to me!
- I am curious about the cloudy fluid released by these fish when threatened. Does anyone have any information about this?
- Wow, thanks for the update. I find the "glancing" behavior fascinating. There seem to be many similarities between these species of damselfish and certain freshwater cichlids.
Above it says: "The species is unusual because it is one of only three Damselfishes in which the larvae are not planktonic but instead stay with the parents after hatching."
What are the other two species of damselfish which have non-planktonic larvae?