DAY 16 West Palm Beach
Black-finned Flying Fish
Fu Manchu Flying Fish larva
Black-finned flying fish, also known as blue-winged whisker-lipped flying fish and flying black carp, is a species belonging to the Flying Fish family Rajas. Adults grow very ordinary and have no personality, but their larvae have enormous tentacles that are not commensurate with their body shape. The length of these two beards is even longer than their body length. It seems incredible! So it got a very appropriate and unforgettable English name. Michael told me that its English name, Fu Manchu Flying Fish, was translated literally into Fu Manchu Flying Fish. In Sax Rohmer’s book The Mystery of Fu Manchu, he is a learned, tall, bald man with two long eyebrows upside down and a sinister face. His trademark beard is called "Fu Manchu moustache". In fact, as early as in the Manway Iron Man series, adults appeared in the film. The face of Cheilopogon cyanopterus perfectly reproduces the essence of these two beard-skinned fish and becomes a sinister model of the flying fish world! When I saw this strange creature, I couldn’t believe it was a species of nature!
Actually, I want to say how this fellow looks like Xiaoqiang in his swimming posture!!!
Open sea of West Palm Beach Florida, USA.
Special Thanks: Suzan Meldonian, Walker s Dive Charters