‘Gollum’: Biggest Fish Find of the Past Decade

The Gollum snakehead is unusual among subterranean critters because it has both eyes and a colorful complexion. (Ralf Britz / Naturhistorisches Museum Bern)

Gollum Snakehead Has a Family of Its Own

Health Editor’s Note: A study in 2019 has placed the Gollum snakehead and the Mahabali snakehead fish into a family of their own. The Middle Earth namesake, when its genes were examined, showed so many differences from the common snakeheads that is received its own family, Aenigmachanna with the common name of dragon snakeheads. This is an exciting discovery for fresh water fish and I think you will agree that it does look like the dragon from Middle Earth. Read all about it here…..Carol 


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