10 g Jaw!

Updated: Aug 12, 2019

The sling-jaw wrasse eyes a tiny shrimp on a coral. Zap! Faster than a speeding bullet it protrudes its jaw and scoops up the prey. The wrasses’ jaw has a special hinge that extends the jaw far beyond its head. This all happens in 1/30th of a second and at a gravitational force of 10 g! See the video and read more at: https://asknature.org/strategy/shooting-snout-snags-prey/#.XBrddxNKhmA



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