News about weird and bizarre happenings from around the world.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Weird feeding habits of the slingjaw wrasse

Almost 6,000 people have watched the YouTube footage of Epibulus insidiator, a strange predator found in tropical waters in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Normally, the slingjaw wrasse looks like a fairly nondescript brownish fish. But when it attacks its prey, it looks anything but.

Its mouth shoots out like that of the monster in the Ridley Scott film Alien, slinging forward up to half the fish’s body length and engulfing the victim in moments.

Read more here.

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