Two safish fish have been slowly overflowing in the Florida Keys over the past week; One of these fish is the largest ever measured in its species, it is 16 feet long and weighs as much as a horse.
The animal was a female small field cornfish, a gramy-brown fish that are localized in the surrounding water Florida A few years ago, the species was found Capable of parthenogenesis, A kind of miraculous reproduction. Miniature cornfish are one of five species of carnivores, all of which are endangered and low-cost.
Although less discussed than other alasmobranches, skates, beams and sharks in the fish family, the safish probably have the most eye-catching appearance, with their toothed, paddle-like snots that add bonus feet to their total length.
Likes Ancient elasmobranchsCartilaginous, carotid vertebrae, grow every year to take on a new ring. Greg Poulakis, a fish biologist at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Told LiveScience – It’s his The team wants to determine the age of the dead safflower by counting those rings.
There was no clear cause of death for anyone on the beach shoffish, although both the Florida Fish and the Wildlife Conservation Commission will collect DNA from individuals to understand how they genetically adapt to the rest of the population. According to a Facebook Post From FWC. Small person (only 12) FeesT And a few hundred pounds less than its 16-foot companion) Did not fully mature, when the larger sample had eggs in its reproductive tract, making sure it was an adult. The eggs were each The size of a human fist And, If they had the opportunity, they would have turned To 2-Foot dolls
The research team hopes that newly discovered individuals will shed some light on endangered species. Hopefully they don’t have to learn from the dead.