Jul 7, 2006

Ambush Croc

Just being a crocodile is ugly enough. But what about this crocodile fish? These fish are thankfully quite smaller than their reptilian namesake (being only 6") but they are ambush hunters. They bury themselves in reef muck and then attack any prey that wanders too close. I'm beginning to think that maybe we have stumbled across another ugly stick here: if you are an ambush hunter, you are most likely to be ugly. I'm going to have to investigate that ...

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