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Clam with the tongue

  1. Jan 24, 2004 #1
    There is a sea creature (a clam or fish or something) that has a tongue like appendage that it uses for bait, and when the fish approach it it gets eaten.
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  3. Jan 24, 2004 #2


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    Alligator snapping turtles do that. I believe there is also a type of rockfish, but I can't recall the name. These actually use their tongue as bait.

    There are others (now that I re-read your post) that have "tongue-like appendages" which they use much like a deep-water angler fish. Frogfish in the tropics are relatives of the angler, but have a pink, wriggly bit like a worm in place of the angler's bioluminescent globe.
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