Jan 20, 2010

Wild Wednesday

Another Wednesday, another nightmare.

Female Angler fish

Excuse me while I pee my pants.

I mean...any fish with teeth like that, tentacles AND a built-in glowing fishing pole is absolutely diabolical in my book. However, I am oddly fascinated. So fascinated, in fact, that if I was in a horror movie, I would be the first to die.

Just look into her...ummm...glowing orb of doom!

I found the passage below here:

(spelling and grammatical errors are as I found them)

Another anomaly about these fish is that the males have no need for the fishing rod adaptation. Rather than continuously seeking prey and mates, the males have adapted to become parasites in their own accord, and are fed and cared for by the much larger female. They become, in essence, permanent mates.When a young, male angler encounters a female, he latches onto her with his sharp teeth.

Over the course of time, the male physically fuses his own body with that of the female, connecting to her skin and their bloodstreams fuse as well… He loses his eyes and all of his internal organs except for only the testes, and remains there for the rest of his life.

The female fishes have permanent mates and in point of fact most females have more than just one, They will carry as many as ten males on their bodies, however the average is about five or six..



Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

NO WAY! I have to check that out. That is so... gross. But efficient of those women, you have to admit...

*~(boom)~* said...

Yes, they are definitely awesome in their own right.

But, *shiver*...I don't know about you, but having 5 to 10 men with me all the time sounds kinda harsh.