Recently, a picture of a strange fish has gone viral on major social media sites. The poster said the fish is called the "Algerian gorilla fish". It has an ape-like face and feeds on whales. But soon after, the lie was exposed.
Mike Holston is an animal expert and administrator of a wildlife foundation in Miami, Florida. He shared a "fake" photo on social media of a man holding up a large fish with an ape face that he said he caught on the Caribbean island of Trinidad.
Holston wrote: "This is an awesome photo of an Algerian gorilla fish. It's an adult male fish, generally they are 0.9 to 1.2 meters long, but this guy is coming this winter After eating baby whales, their size has completely expanded! They lay eggs on land, and during the mating season, they will turn bright red to attract females! They only appear in groups in September when the El Niño phenomenon is at its worst "This fish can live up to 13 years old, but if circumcised, it can live up to 48 years old!"
Holston urged his fans to share more knowledge about this beast. One person said: "Gorilla fish can breathe and move both in the ocean and on land". The lie got out of hand as dozens of people rushed to share their "knowledge" about the fish, and the message was shared widely.
On April 17, 2023, a social media influencer shared an image of this fictional creature, which received 39,000 likes and more than 4,000 retweets.
One user wrote: "We went straight to the web search, I don't think this is true." Another added: "Why is this the only photo of this fish, we didn't search to any picture of a gorilla fish."
The actual origin of this photo is currently unknownChu, it is very likely that it belongs to P.