Fearless and Aggressive fish-Sarcastic fringehead

Kingdom: Animalia
Family: Chaenopsidae
Found: Mostly found in Pacific off the coast of North America
Size: Up to 12 inches (30 cm)
Depth: 10-240 ft (3-70 m)
Diet: Crustaceans (crab and shrimp)
Life span: Max.6 yrs


The Sarcastic fringehead has a big mouth with jaws extending roughly to gill opening and ironing out their enormous mouths together to wrestle. The body is lengthened, slim and reasonably condensed with a long dorsal fin. Body color is brown to grayish with a reddish tinge and olive or whitish blotches.
Fearless and aggressive fish
They lean to hide inside shells or empty clam, cracks in rock or clay and abandoned burrows. The female puts her eggs (around 3,000) in calm burrows or under stones and these eggs are guarded by the male.

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