Monday, March 1, 2021

Giant crocodile fish found in Singapore


A giant crocodile-like fish was found in Singapore stranded in a dam lake in Singapore.

According to the report of Independent Turkish Karen Lythgoe, 31, from Scotland but now living in Asia, spotted the remains of the fish on the shores of Lake MacRitchie. Lythgoe was shocked when he discovered the creature, calling it prehistoric.

Local residents had difficulty identifying the fish that looks like a crocodile fish and is native to the south of the United States, 16,000 kilometers away. The officials were stunned, wondering how the fish got here.

The fish in question produces eggs that are toxic to humans and is a predator at the top of the food chain. Leaving invasive species into wildlife without permission could have adverse effects on the local environment and on the creatures that currently live there.

Lythgoe describes the moment he first encountered the fish:

“There were some people looking at him already on the boardwalk but it was far from here to see what it was. From that point we thought it was a crocodile but it didn’t look quite right, so we went out of the way to take a closer look. It wasn’t a crocodile! It looked like something you might see in the zoo. . It was like prehistoric, with a large jaw and teeth.

On the other hand, 27-year-old Imran Kassim thought it might be some kind of reptile. Kassim said:

“Frankly, it looked like a crocodile entirely because part of its body was gone. It was probably eaten by a happy lizard of the genus Varanus. It was quite weird, but it looked similar enough to a lizard with its jaws wide open. I would never have guessed it was a fish.”

The city’s water distribution unit (PUB) and the National Parks Board released a joint statement that they described the creature as a crocodile fish.

Confused about how it got to a dam on the other side of the world, officials assume the animal was cared for as a pet and released when it grew too big.

According to local media reports, local fish merchants only sell 20-centimeter juvenile crocodile fish, which makes the statement reasonable.

Authorities reminded the public:

The release of these animals will disrupt our sensitive aquatic ecosystem and may pose a danger to the users of our water resources.

Under Singapore law, dropping animals into dams and watercourses could result in fines of up to 3,000 Singapore dollars (about $ 16,000).

The fish’s body has now been removed by the PUB.


Summary of the News

Singapore “prehistoric” A giant fish resembling a crocodile was found washed ashore in the reservoir.

DETAIL
?? The fish in question produces eggs that are toxic to humans, and a predator at the top of the food chain located in.
?? Originally native to the south of the USA pet It emphasizes the possibility that it is viewed as being and released into the sea when it gets too big.



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