Mar 1, 2006

The Mouth Says It All

There's really no point in showing the whole fish when the mouth is this ugly. Behold the nasty rictus of the lamprey. This horrific fish puts other parasites to shame. These animals are the scourge of aquatic life, and would kill me via heart attack if I saw this maw coming my way.

Thank you, Joe, for sending us these photos. You have a true eye for ugly.





















Photo courtesy: floridafisheries.com













Photo courtesy: pbs.org

1 comment:

per schultz said...

If not mistaken, this darling was taken as a model for the infamous "Sandworm" in Dune. Or wa sit Star Wars? Star trek??? Lawrence of Arabia meets Godzilla??? Canna be bothered, anyway.