Friday, 23 December 2011

Hawaiian Squirrelfish

Image: WorldFish Center - FishBase
Just some random Christmassy garb!


The Hawaiian Squirrelfish is a fish with massive eyes for seeking out crustaceans and worms at night. They spend their days hidden in crevices amongst the rocks.

Image: Nemo's great uncle via Flickr

They reach about 17 cm (6.7 in) in length and are armed with spikes near their gills that can inflict painful stings. Some of their relatives are also venomous, but it seems this jolly fellow just stabs you a little without adding poison to your troubles. A sure sign of charitable, good cheer!

Image: Wikipedia
It's the office Christmas party!

Aside from that they're red with go-faster white stripes.

They can keep 'em! I got too much relaxing to do and I want it to be nice and slow. These legs won't stretch themselves, you know!

6 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

fishy peppermint candies! :)

Comment1 said...

I think you've just discovered the new candy craze!

essayontime.com order said...

These fish look so beautiful, nature has so many fascinating amazing species that we are unaware of. These look like red peppermint candies. Very cute.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Yup! I'm constantly amazed at the diversity of life. It seems there's always something new I've never heard of before!

diving in cabo said...

They are very colorful. You have discovered something really new. Where we can find them mostly? Because i never seen red fish in my life.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Yup, quite the beauty

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