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Pokračování článku 20 of the Weirdest and Wonderful Creatures In The Ocean

02.05.2021
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Pokračování článku 20 of the Weirdest and Wonderful Creatures In The Ocean

Pokračování článku 20 of the Weirdest and Wonderful Creatures In The Ocean

14. Jawfish

14. Jawfish

Jawfish are tiny little fish that live in warmer areas of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans. They measure around 1.9 inches.

However, there is one member of the species, the giant jawfish, which can reach up to one foot 8 inches.

The jawfish live in depths of around a few hundred meters, meaning they reside in relatively shallow waters compared to some other sea creatures on our list.

They burrow into the sand tail first and tend to live there. They are a type of fish known as mouthbrooders.

This means that they hatch their eggs in their mouths, where they can be protected from predators.They are then emitted from the mouth of the fish around 10 days later.

They tend to live off planktonic matter and smaller shrimp and brine that will fit into their mouths. There are around 80 species of jawfish in total, all of which are of different colors, shapes, and sizes, residing in slightly different places around the world.

15. Whitemargin Stargazer

This marine fish gets its name from the fact that its eyes are on the top of its head as though it was stargazing. They burrow into the sand, burying themselves almost completely with just the top of their head showing.

This hides them from predators whilst still allowing them to see. However, this camouflage technique is not merely a means of hiding them from predators, but also a way of sneaking up on their prey.

They wait for prey, and when it approaches them, they pounce. Prey are attracted to them because of their oral lure which looks like a worm or other food for their prey.

They have the ability to deliver both venom and electric shock to their prey to catch it. They particularly like eating smaller fish.

15. Whitemargin Stargazer

It inhabits reef flats but because of the nature of the fish and the fact it likes to camouflage, they are very rarely seen. They are thought to be able to reach lengths of around 17 to 18 inches, but some can be much smaller than this. In some places around the world, stargazer fish are sold in fish markets as a delicacy as the poison cannot harm humans once eaten.

Source: https://addhelium.com/weirdest-creatures-in-the-ocean/

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