Sarcastic fringehead (Neoclinus blanchardi)

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Sarcastic fringehead

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  • Sarcastic fringeheads are foot-long fish found in the Pacific off the coast of North America.
  • Sarcastic fringeheads are usually found inside objects including mollusc shells, clam burrows and bottles.
  • Fiercely territorial, sarcastic fringeheads will fight intruders by opening their jaws and pressing their enormous mouths together to wrestle.
  • Sarcastic fringeheads are named after their extremely temperamental and aggressive territorial behaviour.
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Sarcastic fringehead description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderPerciformes
FamilyChaenopsidae
GenusNeoclinus (1)

Information on the sarcastic fringehead (Neoclinus blanchardi) is being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

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Sarcastic fringehead status

The sarcastic fringehead  has not yet been classified by the IUCN.

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References

  1. Species 2000 and ITIS Catalogue of Life (July, 2012)
    http://www.catalogueoflife.org
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Sarcastic fringehead

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