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The craziest fish jaws ever (video)

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  1. #1 Jonathan Eisen
    November 23, 2009

    note, this video was out there on YouTube for a while, but then Peter Wainwright, who made it, showed it in the intro Bio class I teach with him at UC Davis a few weeks ago and I tweeted about it, and it went viral — see my post for more detail — http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2009/11/and-sling-jaw-wrasse-makes-it-to-espn.html

  2. #2 Jim Thomerson
    November 23, 2009

    There are several species of cichlids which have similar jaws. I haven’t kept up with cichlid taxonomy, but take a look at the genus Petinia (if it is still there).

  3. #3 Jim Thomerson
    November 23, 2009

    Here you go. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbGILi8p5Y8

    This is the red form of the bay snook.

  4. #4 The Emotion Machine
    November 25, 2009

    Oh lord, that is a creepy fish!