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WOW! Photo, October 2006

Potato Bass and Sunfish2

Don't bite off more than you can chew!

On 9 mile (Sodwana Bay), Neville Ayliffe from ReefTeach, spotted a Potato Bass (Epinephelus tukula Morgans 1959) doing mouth – stretching exercises and then attempting to swallow a sunfish (Mola mola (Linnaeus 1758). After a few minutes the potato bass realized that he had bitten more than he could chew and he spat out the mola.

Many thanks Gretha Mitchell, for sharing your WOW! PHOTO.

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Last update: November 22, 2006