Thursday, September 24, 2009

Do you have a retractable sexual appendage on your forehead?

If not, then you're outshined by a male chimaera, such as the newly discovered black ghostshark.

The strange shark-like fish has lots of strangeness about it, but nothing matches it's ...ahem... tentaculum. According to ichthyologist Douglas Long:

“They have this club on the top of their head with spikes. People think it’s used for mating,” Long said. “It’s like a little mace with little spikes and hooks and it fits into their forehead. It’s jointed and it comes out. We’re not sure if it is used to stimulate the female or hold the female closer.”

Sadly, you can't see it very well in the pictures at right. I'll keep searching for a usable image, because you're not the only one who wants to see it.

7 comments:

WhySharksMatter said...

Doesn't everyone have a retractable sexual appendage on their forehead? My mommy told me that was normal and that the other kids were just jealous.

xpend83 said...

Puget Sound is full of ratfish, the males of which also have a tenaculum. Google wasn't very helpful for coming up with a picture, but you can see a ratfish popping up his tenaculum near the end of the movie Return of the Plankton by yours truly.

eventer79 said...

LOL -- so I wasn't the only one who found this story hilarious. I posted this one on Friday too!

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