A monstrous gator-like fish with huge jaws spotted in a tank in Singapore, see photo
Evoking a lot of mystery and intrigue, an alligator-like creature has been discovered in a tank in Singapore. The creature was later identified as a monstrous prehistoric fish. Locals were confused after finding the creature washed up on the shores of MacRitchie Reservoir because they couldn’t identify it.
A Scottish woman who now resides in Asia discovered the creature and said it looked prehistoric. The Daily Mail quoted Karen Lythgoe, 31, as saying: “There were people already watching him from the promenade, but it was too far away to see what it was.”
“It wasn’t a crocodile! It was like something you might see in a zoo – it looked prehistoric with its large jaws and teeth. I was shocked and intrigued by how it looked. ‘is found in the tank, “she added.
Authorities later recognized that the creature was a gar alligator, which is not actually found in Singapore. It is native to the southern regions of the United States, about 10,000 miles from where it was found.
The National Parks Council and the city’s water agency identified the creature as an alligator gar in a joint statement. They suggested that someone must have released the creature into the water.
This fish is a top predator and produces poisonous eggs, which has raised concerns that such invasive species could have a very bad impact on the local ecosystem. The species is called a living fossil because much of the biology could be traced back to its earliest ancestors.
Local media across the country reported that fish traders were selling young alligators there when they were only eight inches long.
Authorities have reminded everyone that releasing creatures like an alligator gar could disrupt the region’s delicate aquatic ecosystem and even pose a risk to bodies of water.