Strange Fish Not Strange At All - Just Ugly

The fish that I wrote about earler this week turned out to be nothing strange. After looking into it, I believe it to be a Rat-Tail, a type of deep ocean fish. This one is a little bloated up from being on the beach but other than that the similarities are evident. Why the pictures from earlier this week are in black and white is the most confusing thing to me.

Rat-Tail on Wikipedia

11 Comments:

Osiris said...

Can't this fish be Strange AND Ugly?

Doctor Fong said...

Good Point!

Indigobusiness said...

The tail in this fish appears different. Not as limber. This looks like an immature oarfish, which is what I thought the other might be. These seem like different fish to me. Maybe.

Osiris said...

Hmmm, Mysterious......

Dr. Fong said...

You're quite right Indigobusiness, the tail does look different.

Chris said...

Wow, cool, according to wikipedia it's a "Giant Grenadier"

If that fish could actually launch grenades, you'd have the foundation for an excellent video game.

Osiris said...

Chris! Hey guy! What's going on? When we gonna move to canada together?

gazard said...

so... are they same? Is the odd fish a Rat-Tail?

Dr. Fong said...

I believe it to be a Rat-Tail. Maybe a little bloated up from the sun, but a lot of the features seem to match.

Chris said...

sure man, I'll lay some cover fire with the grenadier fish and you run on ahead!

Osiris said...

CHRIS! I'm not joking here!!! I want to flee to canada with you and your groovy pals!! Come on NOW, before it's too late!!!!!!