Thursday, February 2, 2012

Year of the Dragon: Seamoths

Pegasus volitans
Kusu Island;
(Photo by James)

There really are quite a number of fishes with dragon-inspired names. Today, we'll look at a family of really bizarre-looking fishes which can be found in Singapore.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Year of the Dragon: The Dragon Eel

Murène dragon / Dragon Moray
(Photo by Réunion Underwater Photography)

It's easy to look at a moray eel (F. Muraenidae) and imagine it to be some sort of underwater dragon, guarding the treasure within its cavernous lair. One species in particular has quite a unique appearance, and as a result carries a dragon-inspired name.