Fringehead: Hot-Tempered Sea Fish With Wider Mouth Than Its Body

This creepy-looking fish is known as Fringehad. It has a wider mouth than its entire body. Fringehead grows only to about 30 centimeters (12 inches) in length with a long and slender body, large pectoral fins, and much smaller pelvic fins.

They have a wider mouth than their entire body


Fringehead lives in the Pacific waters, off the coast of North America – from San Francisco, the USA to Baja California in Mexico

Fringeheads are known as so aggressive and they are big fighters. When two fringeheads battle for territory, they press their swollen mouths together, giving the impression that they are kissing – but in fact, they are actually determining who the larger fish is. The larger fish – or, more precisely, the fish with the larger jaw – wins dominance, meaning it bags the best den and a chance to mate


Here is a video that you can see Fringeheads while fighting for territory