This week in Fish: Eel with a 'fishing rod tongue'

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 24 Sep 2010

It's been a massive movie week! Also featured this week are fantastic images in the Whitespotted Anglerfish gallery. The 'strangest-fish-of-the-week' award has to go to Glenoglossa wassi.  This eel lacks a common name and has a tongue like a fishing rod.

Glenoglossa wassi

Glenoglossa wassi
Photographer: Jeff Williams © Jeff Williams

New movies:

Thank you to Fish Expert Kieren Curry for his ongoing support.

Blue Razorfish at Julian Rocks
Brokenline Wrasse, Stethojulis interrupta
Cloud Wrasse at Julian Rocks
Clown Wrasse, Coris gaimard
Cockerel Wrasse, Pteragogus enneacanthus
Coral Pigfish, Bodianus axillaris
Crimsonband Wrasse, Notolabrus gymnogenis
Diamond Wrasse at Julian Rocks
Diana's Pigfish, Bodianus diana
Eastern Blue Groper, Achoerodus viridis
Elegant Wrasse at Julian Rocks
Goldspot Pigfish, Bodianus perditio
Graphic Tuskfish, Choerodon graphicus
Gunther's Wrasse, Pseudolabrus guentheri
Humphead Maori Wrasse at Agincourt Reef
Jansen's Wrasse at Flinders Reef
Leopard Wrasse at Julian Rocks
Luculent Wrasse at Fish Rock
Moon Wrasse, Thalassoma lunare
Pinklined Wrasse at Julian Rocks
Purple Tuskfish at Curtain Reef
Redblotched Wrasse, Coris aygula
Redspot Wrasse at Julian Rocks
Southern Maori Wrasse at Shark Point

New images:

Eastern Shovelnose Ray
Glenoglossa wassi
Male Herring Cale
Rodless Anglerfish carrying eggs

New image gallery:

John Lewis' images were just crying out to be the subject of an image gallery.

Whitespotted Anglerfish

New fact sheet:

Snubnose Eel, Simenchelys parasitica

Past student:

Ash Fowler

Tags fishes, ichthyology, glenoglossa wassi, Whitespotted Anglerfish,