Jan 15, 2007

Hatchet Fish Scales Wanted

I'm proud of myself on this one. I've identified the ugly little beasts below as hatchet fish. Any ichthyologists want to challenge me on this one? Eh? You'll most likely be right, whatever you say, because you're smarter than me and know lots of stuff about fish.

This fish is colored dark on top, pale on the bottom, and silver on the sides. That makes it very difficult to see from any direction, at least underwater. I'm thinking of devising my own clothing line based on this camouflage principle. I'm just afraid it's going to take a lot of hatchet fish scales to make even a simple trench coat - could be expensive.

Photo courtesy: Knuttz

7 comments:

ras said...

Could make a good Disney movie. 101 Hatchet Fish.

Jack Ruttan said...

I've seen these downtown, recently, singing Christmas carols.

scaredofgars said...

The fish are aghast at your suggestion to turn them into a coat.

amanda said...

HAHAHA! I don't think I've ever seen such a pathetic looking fish ...ever

Chrissie said...

Ugh. These fish are begging you to turn off the light. They look shocked and embarrassed at their own hideousness.

Kelly said...

They look like the fish in Finding Nemo, the one at the Sharks Fish Eating Anonymous Meeting.

Anonymous said...

Okay, not to nit pick but.....the correct description for these beauties would be marine hatchetfish. There are members of the characin family called hatchetfish also but these would be freshwater hatchetfish as in they are sometimes keep as aquarium fish. I've seen those in my local fish stores.

Ahmed