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Thu Aug 30, 2012, 01:52 PM

GOP Fish Species Found In Mekong Delta In Vietnam

A new species of fish with a penis on its head has been identified in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.



Phallostethus cuulong is the newest member of the Phallostethidae family small fish found in Southeast Asian waters that are distinguished primarily by the positioning of the male sexual organ.

Male phallostethids have a copulatory organ, termed the priapium, under the throat for holding or clasping onto females and fertilising their eggs internally, according to conservationists.

"We have scientifically identified a new penis-head fish in Vietnam," researcher Tran Dac Dinh from Can Tho University told AFP.

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http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8524401

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Thu Aug 30, 2012, 01:59 PM

1. Like a ballchinian?



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Thu Aug 30, 2012, 02:53 PM

2. Yeah, that fits. Poor fish.

 

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