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Fertile Eggs of Sea Catfish



.............many species of catfish,are mouth brooders. The male retains the fertilized eggs in his mouth until hatching occurs - a period of up to eighty days! For a short time after hatching (up to two weeks) juveniles will remain in or return to the adult's mouth for protection. During this time the adult male does not feed,,,,

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26 Comments (1–25)

Ashok N Pulliyerengi
Ashok N Pulliyerengi 11 years ago

Thank you :):)

AndreaLim 11 years ago

Great pic Ashok!

Nature lover
Nature lover 11 years ago

Amazing shot!! :)

Ashok N Pulliyerengi
Ashok N Pulliyerengi 11 years ago

Thanks you friends.....for the likes and comments :):)

HordjoAnigPanandigan 11 years ago

wew nice. .

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 11 years ago

wow really nice!

YukoChartraw 11 years ago

Incredible shot!!! Way to go, dad!

Veni 11 years ago

Amazing click Ashok ....

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 11 years ago

Incredible !

DonnaBollenbach 11 years ago

Really great capture. Wonderful detail. I never knew catfish were mouth brooders, very cool!

Great capture Ashok N Pulliyerengi,congrats and thanks for sharing

alicelongmartin 11 years ago

Really cool and I like the information.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 11 years ago

Spectacular! Awesome find!

MayraSpringmann 11 years ago

Nice one!

ceherzog 11 years ago

Very fascinating...thanks!

Elsa 11 years ago

That's amazing Ashok! Thank you for sharing, really beautiful pictures and story.

Ashok N Pulliyerengi
Ashok N Pulliyerengi 11 years ago

Thank you friends , This was taken in place called Parangipettai where there is marine biology research station about 2 hours drive from Chennai city in southern India ....this was harvested from apparently injured dying adult fish ....I believe they have survived under the watchful eyes of the marine biologists

KarenL 11 years ago

Wonderful spot Ashok!

Loslo64 11 years ago

They look adorable. Excellent composition. Nicely done.

OnengDyah 11 years ago


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Carol Snow Milne 2
Carol Snow Milne 2 11 years ago

What lovely pearls. LOL

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 11 years ago

They look like little eyeballs haha!

Elsa 11 years ago

Wow, very interesting pictures! It looks like they are in air? Can you tell as the story behind them?

Ashok N Pulliyerengi
Ashok N Pulliyerengi 11 years ago

leuba they where probably 0.1 to 0.2 inches in size,,,,,yep they looked cute :)

Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Feb 26, 2013
Submitted on Feb 26, 2013

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