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Elephant fish-fake and real

Elephant fish-fake and real. this elephant fish image appeared on the net

Elephant fish-fake and real. this elephant fish image appeared on the net

Elephant fish-fake and real
The above photo depicts Elephant fish, fake, not real, the image was shared on a social site, as a real elephant fish. The distant relative of sharks, skates and stingrays Elephant fish is also known as Silver Trumpeter, Whitefish (in Australia), Makorepe, Reperepe (in Maori), Callorhinchus Milii is its scientific name. The elephant fish lives in deep water off the coasts of Australia and New Zealand, but migrates annually into shallow coastal bays to lay their eggs. And this yellow image of Elephant Fish, so liked on the net, is just a work of Photoshop.

elephant fish caught by happy fisherman

elephant fish caught by happy fisherman

Silver-grey above, with darker blotches, silvery-white below, skin smooth, The plough or hoe-like extension of the nose distinguishes the Elephant Fish from other Chimaeras or Ghost Sharks.

Real elephant fish, not Photoshop

Real elephant fish, not Photoshop

They move into shallow estuaries and bays over Spring and Summer when females migrate inshore to lay their egg capsules. They are often caught in the Outer Sounds over late Summer and through to late Autumn where spawning seems later than other areas.

Elephant fish-fake and real

Photoshopped elephant fish

Photoshopped elephant fish

elephant fish, work of creative photoshoppers

elephant fish, work of creative photoshoppers

fake elephant fish

fake elephant fish

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