Image of the Day: Fanged Fish

Poisonous fang blennies (Meiacanthus) are only around 2 inches long but, with their tiny fangs, they can inject predators with a venom that has potent hypotensive effects.

Apr 13, 2017
The Scientist Staff

A venomous Meiacanthus nigrolineatus swimming in the Red Sea.RICHARD SMITH, OCEANREALMIMAGES

(See N.R. Casewell et al, “The evolution of fangs, venom, and mimicry systems in blenny fishes,” Current Biology, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2017.02.067, 2017.)