Black Swallower

Imagine eating an entire fish bigger than you—bones and all! At only 25 cm long, the black swallower often eats fish much larger than itself with the help of an expanding stomach. Sometimes the meal is so large that there isn’t enough time for digestion before it starts to decompose. Unfortunately for this fish, decomposition of its stomach contents releases gas, which can float the fish to the ocean surface from its deep-sea home.

Tags: Feeding

Flickr user Lea Lee