It was a short week. Public holiday on Monday and leave on Friday. This week we feature the visit of researchers from SAIAB and have added a blog post about a fish that suckles its young. Also added were new volunteer pages, a triggerfish movie and stonefish images.
This week we feature an incredible image of a Warty Prowfish shooting out a cloud of presumably toxic fluid. We see Port Jackson Sharks mating and talk about cannibalistic shark embryos. The 12 new fish movies complete the current series on wrasses. Thank you as always to all contributors.
It's been a massive movie week! Also featured this week are fantastic images in the Whitespotted Anglerfish gallery. The 'strangest-fish-of-the-week' award has to go to Glenoglossa wassi. This eel lacks a common name and has a tongue like a fishing rod.
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!
The Slingjaw Wrasse is aptly named. The video shows excellent slow-motion footage of the greatly protrusible mouth during feeding. Click on the link to the fact sheet for more information on this species.
This movie shows the species very nicely. The fish swims so close to the camera it gives us a great view of its fleshy lips, colour pattern on the head and the forehead hump (click on the link to 'Hyperostosis - Swollen Bones' to find out more about this phenomenon).