Wednesday, April 29, 2009

White-margin stargazer

Sorry today the post seems to have shown up on the blog long before I finished it. I'm not sure how that happened. I blame a cat.

Goal for the week 17hrs
work on the sphinx


The white-margin stargazer (Uranoscopus sulphureus) is found in southern Asia and northern Australia. They spend most of their time buried under the sand with only their eyes and mouth exposed. They have cirri along the edge of their mouth to help keep it clear of sand. On their tongue they have a worm-like structure that they use to lure in fish (that is not what the brown thing is in this picture I think that is just a piece of seaweed). They have two spines above their pectoral fins with which they can administer venom.

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