When a fish makes you shout and freak the fuck out, that's a moray.
February 22, 2008 7:22 PM Subscribe
posted by agentofselection (80 comments total)
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You know how the exomorphs in Alien
had a second jaw that reached out and bit you while they were biting you with their regular jaws? Moray eels have that
. Just thought you should know.
The pharyngeal jaw is used for swallowing--it swings forward, grabs the food that's in the eel's mouth, then pulls it back down the throat. Check out the fourth link for cool x-rays and diagrams.