squidtoons: Slingjaw wrasse (Epibulus insidia…


Slingjaw wrasse (Epibulus insidiator)

The slingjaw wrasse exhibits the highest degree of jaw protrusion ever described (65% of head length) in any fish. Using its jaws, it produces a powerful suction used to feed on fishes and small crustaceans in shallow coral reef habitats. 

Video taken by Wainwright Laboratory at UC Davis. 

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