Freaky fish caught near Kakadu

A freaky worm goby caught in Kakadu National Park (image ABC via Facebook).

A SLIMY, alien-like, mud-dwelling fish with no eyes and “glasslike” teeth has been caught near Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory.

According to an article on the ABC website, angler Tee Hokin described the moment the fish was brought up to the boat as something straight out of a horror film.

“It’s like purpley-brown, it had a really weird head, but the body was like an eel and it didn’t even move or wriggle; it was like stunned, like stealth mode” Ms Hokin said.

Dr Michael Hammer, a curator of fishes from the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT), said the fish appeared to be a worm goby, from the genus Taenioides. 

He said it was difficult to tell exactly what species it was without doing X-rays, and there was also a chance it could be a totally new species.

You can read the full article HERE.


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