This false fish living in the floating weed forests of planet Ectora have very odd anatomy. They have five heads, each with a beak and two eyes. On the opposite side of the body are anal spines. All are used as feet to crawl through the seaweed. The top head is modified into a hook for grasping and climbing. Most species have defensive spines on this appendage. In most species, the hind "legs" are able to grasp objects between them. The five beaks sometimes specialize in different foods and have different shapes. The hook-arm beak usually only consumes liquids such as weed juices or animal blood. Other beaks might specialize in crushing, stripping, or chewing.
The sawtail fish of Ectora is heavily armored and slow-moving. It captures plankton in the hairs of its lower mouth. The upper mouth is much smaller and used only for respiration. Both are able to shut tight by closing armor plates over them. The false fish has a total of six spines on the body. The forward two have fins attached to them. The rear four are covered in barbs. All are rigid. Only the tail can swivel and this allows it to slice at the scary electric sharks that pursue it.
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