That is the ugliest fish I ever did see.
    These fish are a long lived species that have changed little over time. They are rarely caught for food sources, primarily due to the toxicity of their bodies.    

Physical Description

  Gorbos have a rounded, thick body with a lumpy appearance. Their scales are hard and a mix of dark browns and greens. They have large eyes built for seeing in dark, murky waters. Eye colors range from rusty orange to deep brown. Long, jagged teeth poke out from their wide mouths. There are two rows of them.    


  Gorbos are carnivorous and eat any other creature that will fit in their mouths. Their jaws are flexible and allow for a wider range of food sources. If a gorbo discovers a carcass, they will feed on it by taking chunks out in big bites.


  They live in the northern oceans and thrive in colder waters. Gorbos have a high fat content and are filled with an anti-freeze like substance to help protect them from the low temperatures. This makes them unfit to eat.


  Gorbos reproduce sexually. They travel to shallow waters during the summer months to mate. Females seek out rocky or other hidden areas to lay their eggs. Then a male will fertilize the clutch. Gorbos lay many eggs to ensure at least some fry survive.   After this process, the parents take turns watching over the eggs. They hatch between late summer and early fall. Gorbos stay in the shallows to protect the fry for a couple weeks before leading them out to the open ocean.
Northern oceans
Protection Status
Non endangered
Still watched
20 - 30 years


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