Social media users are often intrigued by bizarre and mysterious creatures, with posts about them often garnering huge attention on the Internet. This time, pictures of a fish with bizarrely human-like features are going viral on social media. Found and photographed in Malaysian waters, the fish in the viral pics appears to be something straight out of 'Ripley's Believe It Or Not' with its lips and teeth that look distinctly human. Two pictures of the fish were shared earlier this month by a Twitter user and have since collected thousands of reactions and 'likes' on the microblogging platform.
Take a look at the viral pictures below and see if you can identify the fish:
bibir dia lagi seksi dari aku ???? pic.twitter.com/zzq8IPWzvD— RaffNasir• (@raff_nasir) July 2, 2020
The pictures have garnered over 14,000 'likes' and more than 8,000 comments and 'retweets'. Many in the comments section puzzled over the fish and marvelled at its teeth.
It has te te tee teeth.— The Woo (@No2dBle) July 3, 2020
It has teeth!! pic.twitter.com/w2YVGwqknK
Evolution is really a fascinating process. pic.twitter.com/KH7s75SQq9— Radioactive Element (@RadioactiveMat4) July 10, 2020
The Rakyat Post identified the fish as a triggerfish and said that it is common around Malaysia, where the strange-looking creature is known as "ayam laut" or "ikan jebong".
The triggerfish belongs to the Balistidae family, and they are scattered around the world's seas. According to the National Geographic, these fish are famous for their "nasty behaviour" and often charge at intruders, including other sea creatures as well as human divers. They use their tough teeth and powerful jaws to fight sea urchins and crabs, but their bite can also puncture diving suits.
This is not the only strange-looking sea creature that has gone viral on social media recently. Last month, a video of a sea creature that resembled several snakes joined together left many baffled.Click for more trending news