A picture from Malaysia of a triggerfish has been all over the internet since the past few days, ever since a Twitter user by the name of RaffNasir tweeted it, where the fish is seen having human-like plump lips and teeth. The picture was posted on 2 July and received thousands of likes. However, it has now been explicated that the picture is fake.
According to a report by CNET, a marine ecologists statement has clarified that the picture is absolutely fake. David Booth, a marine ecologist at the University of Technology, Sydney said “The ocean triggerfish on the Great Barrier Reef attacks divers who approach its nest. Their teeth are large but not human-like, so yes the pictures do look fake!”
He confirmed that although these fish have very strong teeth, their teeth are not at all human-like. After this clarification from a connoisseur, it’s evident that someone on the internet has perhaps made humourous use of photoshop to get a triggerfish to look like that.