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Pearlfish are marine fish in the Carapidae family of ray...

wikipedia - 07 Nov 2016
Pearlfish are marine fish in the Carapidae family of ray-finned fishes. Pearlfishes inhabit the tropical waters of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans at depths to 2,000 m (6,600 ft), along oceanic shelves and slopes. They are slender, elongated fish with no scales, translucent bodies, and dorsal fin rays which are shorter than their anal fin rays. Adults of most species live symbiotically inside various invertebrate hosts, and some live parasitically inside sea cucumbers. The l

How This Fish Survives in a Sea Cucumber's Bum

National Geographic - 10 May 2016
There are many species of pearlfish. Some live independently, but several make their homes in the bodies of shellfish, starfish, and other marine animals. Indeed, they got their name after one individual was found inside an oyster, dead and embedded ...

How Pearlfish Use Oysters as Underwater Amplifiers for Communication

Scientific American (blog) - 18 Dec 2014
A new study has revealed how marine pearlfish communicate with each other from the confines of their very safe and comfy homes inside oysters – they use the internal structure of the shell to amplify their strange, pulsing noises to the ocean outside.

The fish that lives in a sea cucumber anus

Australian Geographic (blog) - 08 Aug 2014
Not all pearlfish find the experience of living inside another sea creature so perilous. It's actually a lot safer for them than any other living arrangement, because it allows them to hide their delicate bodies away from predators during the day ...

This Fish Burrows Up A Sea Cucumber's Anus For Safety (And Food)

Popular Science - 25 Oct 2016
Once the pearlfish sees its window of opportunity, it has to make one of the toughest decisions in the animal kingdom: whether to enter the sea cucumber's bum tail first or head first. This, of course, all depends on the size of the orifice (called a ...

Three of nature's most bizarre relationships

Particle - 11 Dec 2017
WA Museum Curator of Fishes Glenn Moore says the pearlfish dart out at night-time to hunt and retreat back into the sea cucumbers by day. Some pearlfish take things a little too far, however, and parasitise their cucumber homes. What do they eat?

Not Exactly Rocket Science

National Geographic - 29 Jun 2018
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Cora Pearl

Just Opened London (blog) - 10 Jul 2018
Cora Pearl - Fish stew with croutons. The Facts. NAME: Cora Pearl IT'S: A restaurant and bar in Covent Garden. 10-07-2018. OPENED: July 10th, 2018. WHO'S BEHIND IT: Tom Mullion, Oliver Milburn and Tim Steel DID YOU KNOW: Martinis will be served in ...

Shells, trees and bottoms: Strange places fish live

BBC News - 10 Jan 2012
A Great Barrier Reef pearlfish has been filmed by the BBC living inside a sea cucumber's bottom. But it is not the only fish with a somewhat unusual home. Where are some of the other strange places fish live? In bottoms: Pearlfish. Inside another ...

Chippy 2 tops charts for the best takeaway in Walsall - 26 Apr 2018
"We would like to thank all our customers that voted for us – we are going to keep working hard and we promise we are going to keep the same standards of service and quality of food." The Walsall runner-up was Pearl Fish Bar, in Milton Street, while ...

Finally, There's a Book About Which Animals Fart

Gizmodo - 02 Apr 2018
And sea cucumbers don't fart, but there are species of pearlfish that live (and feed) on their genitalia. Rabaiotti isn't worried about what a fart book might do to her professional career. In fact, she's writing another book soon. She told Gizmodo ...

This Fish Hides for Safety in a Sea Cucumber's Rectum... Yep.

Mic - 14 Apr 2016
Natural World notes the pearlfish is actually rather "clever" for performing a colonoscopy on living in the sea cucumber because most sea predators are repulsed by it. Both creatures remain safe, even though one creature takes the backdoor to sanctuary.

Two new Taco Bamba locations are coming to Virginia next year

Washington Post - 28 Sep 2015
They'll suffer long lines just for a chance to bite into Albisu's al pastor taco or his Black Pearl fish taco. When the wait drags too long, staff may pass out guacamole and chips for people to share. Some customers have even devised their own DIY ...

Evolution FTW! The Weird Stuff Animals Do to Survive

WIRED - 21 Oct 2016
Solution: The pearlfish finds shelter in a sea cucumber's anus. It waits for its victim to breathe (yes, sea cucumbers breathe through the wrong end) and just shimmies right in. Sometimes they go up in pairs and, scientists suspect, have sex inside. If ...

Sea Cucumber Butts

PBS - 12 Jan 2017
Finally, and perhaps strangest of all, small skinny fish called pearlfish actually make sea cucumber butts their home. Many pearlfish live peacefully with their sea cucumber hosts. They're what're called “inquilines,” which means that they're organisms ...

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