Sunday, April 9, 2017

Houndfish

The houndfish, also called the crocodile needlefish, can get up to five feet long. They have a stout cylindrical body, dark blue backs, silver/white sides and a plain white belly. The caudal (tail) fin is deeply forked. They feed mainly on smaller fish. The beak of the houndfish can cause injuries (in 2010 an ocean kayaker got a collapsed lung when the beak of a jumping houndfish stabbed her in the back). 
These houndfish, in the foreground of the sea turtle, were in Carlisle Bay, Barbados. 

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  1. Moral of the story: Stay away from back stabbers.

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