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A fish with two mouths spotted in South Australia

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A common bony bream (Nematalosa erebi) has
been caught in South Australia’s Lake Bonney… and it has two mouths.
The freshwater species is found across much of Australia, but it
normally doesn’t look like this.
Image: Garry Warrick/ABC
The unusual fish was alive when
it was captured in a net and pulled from the lake, which is located in
the east of the state of South Australia.
Surprisingly, both mouths seem to be joined together. 
“The top one opens and closes but the bottom one looks permanently open,” Garry Warrick, who caught the fish, told ABC journalist Malcolm Sutton. “Other than that, it looks like a normal fish.”
Warrick, who has been a commercial fisherman in the region for 30
years, said that he’s seen a few deformed carp during his time, but this
is the first time he’s caught a bream like this.
It’s been a big year for rare fishing finds in Australia so far, with a goblin shark being caught a few weeks ago, and a terrifying-looking frilled shark discovered in January.

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Although
both these species are extremely rare, finding an animal with two
mouths is even more unlikely, as it requires a random genetic mutation
to occur.
Even more unusual was this salamander, which was born in Israel last year with two heads.
It just goes to show that even when you think you’ve seen it all, nature can still surprise you.
Source: ABC

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