WOLF EEL + MORE

Neither a wolf nor eel, this guy may look a bit ferocious but he’s actually quite harmless if you keep your fingers away from its powerful jaw. The appearance of the fish is apparently scary, with its rugged tone, large eyes, and toothy mouth, helping them scare off many predators.

Wolf eels are really not considered an eel, they are actually very long fish with gill slits and pectoral fins. Wolf eels have big fleshy lips, strong jaws and sharp teeth for crushing their prey. They are able to easily dine on spiny sea urchins, crabs, mussels and clams! Since these fish live in the rocky regions of the ocean reef, they are able to squeeze their bodies down so that they can enter small crevices.

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When threatened, the swell shark has an unusual response. It bends its body into a U shape, grasps its caudal fin in its mouth and swallows a large quantity of sea water, which makes it swell to twice its normal size. This behavior makes it difficult for a predator to bite or pull a swell shark from its rocky crevice. When letting the water out, the shark makes a dog-like bark! Look closely in the hiding spots in this display to see if you can find these guys.

Swell sharks are BIOFLUORESCENT and can absorb sunlight temporarily and then re-emit it as a green glow!

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It is obvious the horn shark got its common name from the appearance of its head. That is the short, blunt head with pronounced ridges over the eyes looking just like horns. These sharks will only reach about 3 feet in length.

As a nocturnal species, horn sharks will actively search of food around the reef at night but always return to the same spot each day and rest motionless during the daylight hours. 

SHREVEPORT AQUARIUM
  1. TRIGGERFISH + MORE
  2. PORCUPINE FISH + MORE
  3. PORKFISH + MORE
  4. SKUNK CLOWNFISH + MORE
  5. BURRFISH + MORE
  6. LIONFISH
  7. POISON DART FROGS
  8. BABY ALLIGATORS
  9. BLUEGILL
  10. ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TURTLES
  11. SALVINIA
  12. ALBINO COMMON SNAPPING TURTLE
  13. POND TURTLES
  14. SHORELINE TOUCHPOOLS
  15. COMMON OCTOPUS
  16. SPOTTED SPINY LOBSTERS
  17. MORAY EELS + MORE
  18. SHARK TUNNEL
  19. STINGRAYS
  20. HORSESHOE CRABS + MORE
  21. JAWFISH + MORE
  22. EQUIPMENT ROOM
  23. MOON JELLIES
  24. ANTHIAS
  25. PAJAMA CARDINALFISH
  26. SEAHORSES/PIPEFISH
  27. WOLF EEL + MORE
  28. SEA NETTLES
  29. LIVE CORAL TANK