Even stranger, males who reach adulthood don't eat at all. Having gorged as larvae, their jaw fuses and they develop a vestigial gut that only stores shells from previous meals. That's an advantage, Johnson said, because in the deep ocean "there's not a lot of food, you're better off taking your lunch with you." The males gorge as larvae and grow a giant liver, storing energy there to live on.No further comment.
"This thing was basically a set of testes looking for the female," Johnson said.
Jan 23, 2009
they're all the same
Deep in an article describing three fish that, though radically different in appearance, are actually members of the same species, is a poignant truth.