Sunday, July 19, 2009

Longhorn Cowfish

The two photos above are my snapshots directly coming from my camera.

This photo was captured from a video that I had recorded.

As a contribution to Yellow Mellow Monday, I select the photo I had for Longhorn Cowfish. This is one of the unique creatures I found from Manila Ocean Park. Photo captured last April 13, 2009.

Some excerpts I got:

In Filipino language, "Longhorn Cowfish" is called as "Baka Baka", they have a lifespan of 8 years, with a diet for benthic algae, sponges, polychate worms, mollusks, small crustaceans and small fish. Longhorn Cowfish is type of boxfish recognizable by its long horns that protrude from the front ot its head, rather like those of a cow or bull. It is able to find and feed on benthic invertrbrates by blowing jets of water into the sandy substrate. If stressed, this species can exude a deadly toxin, ostracitoxin, which resembles red tide and sea cocumber toxins in general properties.

Photos that I captured are some of the tried shots because the place is so dark inside, and flash camera are prohibited to avoid putting stress to the underwater world species.

3 explorer comments:

katherine said...

nice shots...ang liit ng nguso pero i like the color. happy MYM.

DescribeHappy said...

That is one totally awesome fish!! His horns, his lips, his tail... you got some great pictures of him! Happy MYM!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The longhorn cowfish
seeking succulent pasture
graze through the ocean.

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