Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Shrimpfish


Shrimpfish ("Isdang Sikwan" in Filipino language) - can be found in Indo-Pacific, including the Philippines. They form schools among the spines of Diadema orchins or staghorn corals. They eat tiny crustaceans in the zooplankton. They are remarkable for their strange body shape and swimming habit: body is encased in an armor of thin, transparent plates, they swim in synchronized groups, each fish in a vertical position with snout pointing downwards.

11 explorer comments:

Happily Retired Gal said...

How fascinating! Thanks for sharing.
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Photo Cache said...

Very interesting. Never seen them before.

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J Bar said...

That's interesting seeing those floating like that.
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My Sanctuary said...

nice capture of the fish, pero alam mo hindi pa ako nakakita ng ganitong fish, iwan ko pero parang hindi pa talaga, hehhe.. thanks for sharing..

Judy said...

What perfectly odd looking fish!! I had never heard of them before, so I have learned something new, visiting you!

James said...

Very interesting fish. I've never seen that kind before.

Tricia said...

Interesting! I just love underwater shots!

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AL said...

Very nice!

Sanna said...

Yes, these are very unique fish! Nice photo!

Marju said...

Beautiful!!

Arija said...

a very nice capture of something most of us would not get to see in nature.

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