May 30, 2007

So Much in Common

Fish-namers the world over tend to be petty good at naming their discoveries. This particular catfish species, asterophysus batrachus, is commonly known as the ogre fish. Very nice.

These South American denizens will try to eat just about anything, and that wide jaw enables its undiscriminating pallet. I never thought I could have so much in common with a fish.

Thanks for the link, Rasmus.

Photo source: Planet Catfish

1 comment:

Rasmus said...

Poor Asterophysus. It's so ugly that no-one dares comment on it.