Sunday, May 27, 2007

Snakehead Fish and Frogs

Thought I'd post this separately just for the fun of it. Fresh frog legs on sale, this stall specializes in fresh water snakehead fish and bull frogs.
In the photo - The fresh fillets of snakehead, skinned frog legs and next to the dressed meat are the live frogs in the blue container. I buy the fish fillets for fish porridge or steaming.
In Asia, snakeheads are considered a valuable food fish and is produced in aqua cultures. This fish however is prohibited in several countries as they can become invasive species and cause ecological damage. They are top-level predators and have no natural enemies outside of their native environment. Snakeheads can not only breathe atmospheric air, but survive on land for up to 3 days, provided they are wet, and are known to migrate on wet land to other bodies of water using their fins.

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