WHAT KIND OF WIZARD FISH IS THIS
It’s a transparent cardinalfish (probably Apogon crassiceps) swallowing an ostracod. When threatened, this type of ostracod release a burst of biolumiscent chemicals to dazzle predators and/or attract their predator’s predators. The transparent cardinalfish is (for obvious reasons) particularly susceptible to this last bit, and so has evolved to spit out this type of ostracod whenever they detect the chemical. There’s a video at the post’s source!
so cool, thank you!
edit: here’s the link, since tumblr makes it hard to find source
Allow me to introduce you to the Red-eyed Crocodile Skink.
Since these guys were recently discovered (mid to late nineties), there isn’t a whole lot that is known about them, but I’ll share a few facts with you here.
- These guys can grow up to ten inches in length, though the average is more like seven.
- They’re pretty shy and choose to play dead as their defense mechanism.
- Other than geckos, these guys are one of the only lizards that vocalize. Their sound is described as a barking noise when they’re in distress
- Average lifespan is listed at around 6 years
resistance was futile
All you ever have to do is the next thing.
In the 1800s, a baboon named “Jack the Signalman” was employed by the railroad to operate train signal levers for his injured owner, and he reportedly never made a single error. Source
/v/’s reaction to the Far Cry 4 protagonist
I think he likes me