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Fogfish by salpfish1 Fogfish by salpfish1
Descended from sea slugs, the fogfish lives 85 million years in the future. They are named for their method of hunting, which involves taking the nematocysts from their anemone prey and spitting them at other species that it eats, which looks like it is breathing fog. They also coat their bodies with nematocysts, and warn other animals of this with bright colors. The rhinophores are sensitive not only to smell, but also to the electricity that is produced by all animals. The mouth is on the bottom side of the fogfish, and has a beak to break open the shells of crustaceans. The slit on top of the fogfish is not a mouth, but a hole that contains tentacles to grab its food and gills, which are no longer exposed on its back. It also contains the nematocysts that it spits at animals, both as a defense and to paralyze its food.
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Reinhard-Gutzat Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018  Professional General Artist
Cool!
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salpfish1 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Megasupream Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting animal.
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salpfish1 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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indigomagpie Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016
How big is it? Any skeletal structures?
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salpfish1 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Around 30 cm long.
It has no skeleton.
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juniorWoodchuck Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016
Amazing creature once again!
I’m especially amazed by it’s genius method of hunting :)
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salpfish1 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!:D (Big Grin) 
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juniorWoodchuck Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016
You’re most welcome! 
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