Thank you for joining me for the 10th Fascinating Friday! I hope all of you are having a great day and can’t wait to show you some incredible creatures you have no idea exist! I can’t believe this is my 10th issue of Fascinating Friday!’ These are going so well, and I am having a lot of fun! I hope you are as well. 😊
Are you ready to see some stunning little creatures? Get ready to be amazed! 🚀
The Striated Frogfish – This small fish, just about 8 – 9 inches long, has the capacity to change coloration and pigment pattern. The first dorsal spine of the frogfish tips forward and is used as a fishing rod. Its tip has a characteristic worm-like lure which, when waved, attracts unsuspecting prey.
The Red-Lipped Batfish – This unreal-looking little fish species can be found around the Galapagos Islands at depths of 100 feet or more. Batfish are not good swimmers; they use their highly-adapted pectoral fins to “walk” on the ocean floor. It eats shrimps, small fish, crabs, etc.
The Mantis Shrimp – Mantis shrimps have powerful claws that they use to attack and kill prey by spearing, stunning or dismemberment. When kept in captivity, some larger species are capable of breaking through aquarium glass with a single strike. 😱
Boxer Crab – These little crabs from the family Xanthidae are notable for their mutualism with sea anemones, which they hold in their claws for defence. In return, the anemones get carried around which enables them to capture more food particles.
Blue Dragon – Commonly known as the sea swallow, blue dragon or blue angel; the Glaucus atlanticus, is actually a type of small-sized blue sea slug. These slugs feed on other pelagic creatures and reach lengths of up to 1.2 inches.
What did you think of these amazing creatures? I had NO idea they even existed! I hope that you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed making it for you! Thank you for reading, and have a great weekend! 😃
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