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About the magical fish whose mouth is wider than its body

Do you know how this fish got its name?

This small fish has somewhat intriguing name. It is called The sarcastic fringehead (Neoclinus blanchardi). As for that peculiar name: ‘fringehead’ refers to the floppy fronds of tissue falling over the fish’s eyes, while ‘sarcastic’ is thought to either denote the animal’s sardonic closed-mouth expression, or derive from the Greek word ‘sarkázein’. However, it matches well.The reason for this is that the wide mouth of this fish is larger than its head or its entire body. The sarcastic fringehead uses it to scare away larger animals.

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This fish lives in the Pacific waters off the coast of North America, from San Francisco, USA to Baja California, Mexico.Discovered in 1858, this small fish is extremely aggressive and has a long, slender body. With large pectoral fins and very small pelvic fins, these fishes only grow up to 30 cm (12 inches) in length. Sarcastic fringeheads are ambush predators.tend to stake out a hidey hole that offers them both protection and a vantage point from where to pounce on prey. The sarcastic fringehead fishes aggressively attack divers or anything else that comes near them, making any survivors reluctant to return.

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Truly these fish are great fighters.When two fringeheads fight for their habitat, they press their mouths together in what appears to be a kissing scene.But what really happens is deciding who is the bigger fish among them.The biggest fish or the fish with the biggest mouth wins its dominance. meaning it bags the best den and a chance to mate. After that, The female then lays thousands of eggs in the prized spot and the male fertilizes it.He then defends his offspring with yet more oral aggro.

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According to the Marine biologist Watcharapong Hongjamrassilp’s thesis research, that fringeheads use the different vivid colors on their mouths to communicate with each other. But then, they don’t look like they’ve got many nice things to say.

We Believe That You Have Learned Many Facts About The sarcastic fringehead fish That You Did Not Know Before. Also, You Have Seen What They Are Like. Thank You Very Much For Getting Knowledge From Us…

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