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C'mon....... pucker up!....

By frogsrcool
.... give us a kiss!

I didn't realise fish had teeth! Learning so much at the end of a macro lens! Okay, i was so busy taking this photo i forgot to look at it's name.

It does have a dull sheen on it - it was through a quite blurred fish tank (quite frankly the tank got in the way! LOL) - but i thought it was quite a funny looking fish so i wanted to share it with you!

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: KatieR, saggy9999, Goatsmilkuk and 7 more

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KatieR 14 6.2k 6
12 Jan 2005 8:04AM
Weird aren't they! Is it a type of parrot fish? I remember seeing them at Chester zoo.
Good anglefor an interesting macro.

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saggy9999 13 8
12 Jan 2005 8:08AM
used to keep fish but nver had anything like this
could dish out a nasty nip
Goatsmilkuk 13 783
12 Jan 2005 8:30AM
I think is name is 'BOB' sorry Wink

Great angle and detail in those gnashers


Blade 13 25
12 Jan 2005 9:07AM
Great caption just had to have a look..
novocastria 14 102
12 Jan 2005 9:14AM
This is a very common fish on tropical reefs. The shape of the mouth and the head leads me to believe that this a type of Puffer Fish (or possible a Scorpion Fish). Without seeing more of it, I can't really be more spefic. The 'teeth' are really just calcium plates that they use to scrape off coral polyps. Despite being so common, I never tire of seeing them when we're out diving. Nicely captured shot, by the way!
frogsrcool 13 9 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2005 9:44AM
thanks for all your comments. thanks Mike for the description, now i seem to recall mt kids saying they were puffer fish.

It made me smile at it's shiny whites tho!!
starstriders 13 1.6k United Kingdom
12 Jan 2005 1:07PM
Nearly...I think it's a parrot fish. Watch Blue Planet for more info! Parrot fish are responsible for the creation of the white sands of tropical beaches believe it or not!
frogsrcool 13 9 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2005 1:28PM
..... gets back from internet search! Doesn't look like any of the pictures of parrot fish..... hmmm looks very similar to puffer fish.......... will have to go and take a trip back to Bristol Zoo to check.LOL!!
chrisbooth 13 16 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2005 3:31PM
Unusaul, but a great pic
glazzaro 13 70 23 United States
12 Jan 2005 6:48PM
I don't know but I think this shot is going to keep me out of the water! Those teeth look rough! Spot On! Click!!!
PatriciaWilson 14 615 58 Greece
13 Jan 2005 10:14AM
Looks like one of the trigger or pig fish family to me.
Whatever it is, super shot under the circumstances. Very well done!
frogsrcool 13 9 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2005 8:51AM
Ok, so i just had to go back to Bristol Zoo - a mere 2 hour return trip! Well - it gave me a reason to go out and play with the camera again today!

And i checked back on the fish to see what variety it was, and it's a 'Black spotted puffer fish'. Not sure where the black comes in cos it's blue - but that was definitely what it said.

Thanks for all the comments on this one - appreciated.
miowbeast 13 3 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2005 7:42AM
splendid photo the depth of field is great, i have no idea how long this fish is heehee. Thanks for your comments, and i too believe frogs are cool!

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