Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fish that has Shrek's Look, named after him

Some divers who came across this unusual-looking fish off the Japanese coast have now nicknamed it 'Shrek' because of its bizarre features.
'Shrek' is a type of Asian sheepshead wrasse which are well-known for the odd protrusions on their head and are relatively common in the waters around Japan.
The Asian sheep shead wrasse who has been nicknamed 'Shrek' by scuba divers who spotted him off the coast of Japan
But this particular specimen is so odd-looking that scuba divers who videoed him instantly christened him after the famous animated ogre from the hit films.
He is estimated to be 30 years old and feeds on shellfish and crustaceans on the ocean floor.

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