Entries Tagged 'fish' ↓

Happy birthday, Uglorable!

Uglorable is 5 years old today.

And in honor of its birthday, a lumpsucker!

Lumpsuckers are a favorite among fish & wildlife students. They have a little suction cup on them, so they stick to stuff.

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Raptorial moray eel

So I was studying for my ichthyology final which is in… Ten hours… And I came across this awesome video that my professor used in one of his lectures. And I’ve been meaning to see if I could find it online, but I forgot about it until just now. So here it is.

Watch it SHOOT OUT ITS PHARYNGEAL JAWS (secondary jaws in the throat, basically). For the record, before this no one knew pharyngeal jaws were used for capture. It’s just… Awesome!

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Planktonic Mola mola

I’m taking Ichthyology right now, and my professor showed a picture of a baby ocean sunfish in class. Apparently they have up to 300 million babies at a time. And they’re tiny and planktonic and uglorable.

a baby ocean sunfish

I will probably be posting fish for a while…. A lot of them are pretty uglorable.

(click for photo credit)

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Grouper Groupies

This is uglorious.

Via the Wikipedia Commons, photo taken by David Iliff.

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Re: Frogfish

Here is an interesting video of a frogfish eating!

I guess being Uglorable can sometimes make one an effective predator.

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Frogfish

Frogfish are another animal I think I could post forever. They’re a family of anglerfish that use some of their fins to walk around the ocean floor, but what I particularly like about them is that they are great at camouflaging themselves to not be detected by their prey. They appear in a large number of great colors and patterns, and range from “lumpy” to “very lumpy!” They’re all very Uglorable.

Via CW Ye’s Flickr Photostream!

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Splendid Splendid Toadfish

This splendid toadfish is freaking me out

Via bbialek905′s Flickr Photostream!

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The Tanked Trio

These guys look they should be singing acappella or something.

I took this picture at the High Desert Museum in Bend, OR.

Kento’s Dumb Update:
Remind me a bit of these guys from Banjo-Kazooie.

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Albino Catfish

I actually think regular-style catfish are more uglorable, but this catfish of the albino-variety sure is interesting. Italics.

Via Tetzl’s Flickr photostream.

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Dragon Moray

Ahahahaha, I love it when a creature is both interesting and has a funny expression on its face.

But of course, as a product of the internet, I can’t let this one go without making an image macro…

Via Nemo’s Great Uncle’s Flickr photostream!

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