The Featured Creature: Elephant Nose Fish: You Know I’m All About That Trunk (No Treble)
As I’m sure you must have noticed by now, there’s something definitely fishy going on with this fish. That strange appendage at the end of its chin isn’t what appears to be a trunk, but rather it’s a sensitive extension of the mouth that it uses for self-defense, communication, navigation, and to find food. Scientists still thought it resembled one enough to give it the common name Peters’ Elephant Nose Fish (Gnathonemus petersii), though. And no, I do not know who Peters is (but he is one lucky guy to have this awesome fish named after him)!
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