24. Mullets (1)

Rhinomugil corsula

18. February 2014

Rhinomugil corsula

The Indian Four Eyed Fish belongs to the mullet family. It becomes usually 15-20 cm, in rare occasions up to 45 cm long. Like in the South American Four Eyes (Anableps) the eyes in Rhinomugil are parted horizontally. Nevertheless both genera are not related to each other. With the upper half of the eye the fish can see sharp above the water surface, with the lower part under water. Fascinating, isn´t it?

Text & photo: Frank Schäfer

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Herkunft Indien / India