‘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 


Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescue pups.

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