A viral video featuring a peculiar-faced fish
A viral video featuring a peculiar-faced fish and a scuba diver is making the rounds on Twitter. The clip, which racked up over 21 million views, shows an Asian sheepshead wrasse poking its head as the diver hammers away at a barnacle.
While most people could relate the inquisitiveness with their young ones or pets, what they don’t realise is that the fish, also known as kobudai, is somewhat of a celebrity herself. The ‘strange’ fish goes back decades with the diver Hiroyuki Arakawa, who found her and nursed her back to health.
Asian Sheepshead Wrasse
I know I’ve written about a lot of weird-looking fish but the Asian sheep crack is a strong contender for number one weird-looking fish with a bulbous chin and a stunning forehead, these fish definitely make you look twice.
Unfortunately, not much is known about this wonderful genre, but it is too strange to write about it.
Asian sheephead rage occurs in the waters around Asia, especially around Japan, Korea and southern China. It prefers cooler water than warmer waters, and Hong Kong is likely to be the southern boundary of these species.
Sheep’s head feasts live in and around rocky reefs.
These men are of the largest known wrinkles, can reach a length of one meter, weigh up to 14.7 kg. Teen contemporaries are markedly different from adults, being bright orange in color and lacking the beautiful facial adornment of adults.
The only observation of mating behavior in the Asian sheep pomace occurred in the aquarium, where the largest male fish expelled all the other males, and then proceeded to mate with the female on the surface.
They are supposed to be long-lived and reach sexual maturity late, like other types of pomace. A closely related species, California sheepshead and rasse, is a serial hermaphrodite that changes its sex from female to male when mature.
We don’t know if Asian tugs are undergoing similar sexual development, but it’s an interesting possibility.
The lack of information on such exotic fish is sad,