Elephant nosed fish, scientific name of Acipenser schrenckii, is long, fusiform, slightly flat in the front, thick in the middle, slightly flat in the back. The head is very long, which is more than half the body length, and is covered with plum shaped traps. The snout is sword shaped, especially elongated, the front end is narrow and flat, and the base is broad and thick. The ventral surface of the head of the kiss can be freely retracted. There is a record in ancient books that “the tuna mouth is under the jaw, and the long nose cartilage is also involved”
when it comes to the delicious fish in the world, one kind of fish with strange appearance has to be mentioned. How strange is the appearance of this fish? It is so strange that it is not a fish at all, but like an elephant’s trunk, so this kind of strange fish is called “elephant trunk fish”.
but it is this kind of ugly fish that tastes delicious. During the Qing Dynasty, Emperor Qianlong’s favorite food was this kind of strange fish, so this kind of elephant trunk fish was listed in the eight treasures of Qing Dynasty.
elephant trunk fish is a kind of nocturnal ornamental fish. It likes to swim and feed at night. Although the activity of elephant trunk fish is relatively small during the day, it also feeds. The elephant trunk fish is a semi anadromous migratory fish, which should be fed according to its habits.
elephant trunk fish like to eat small crustaceans, such as Cladocera, copepods, etc., and adult elephant trunk fish also feed on small miscellaneous fish. Because the “nose” function of elephant trunk fish is similar to that of elephant nose, it can be used to find and catch food. Because of their habits, elephant nosed fish usually sink to the bottom of the water for food at night and drill their heads into the mud to find food.
according to relevant statistics, the number of elephant trunk fish in China is only about 3% of the number of giant pandas. Even if it is expanded to the whole genus of Acipenser, their number is only equal to that of giant pandas.