The NY-NJ Harbor Estuary is home to the Skilletfish, named for its uncanny resemblance to a frying pan!
The Skilletfish is also called an Oyster Clingfish due to its habit of clinging to oyster shells. It has been known to cling to the oyster shell even after its been removed from the water!
The Skilletfish, which grows to just 3 inches in length, has tiny eyes, strong teeth and fleshy lips and feeds on bristle worms and small crustaceans.
The female Skilletfish produces several hundred amber-colored eggs, which she lays inside an empty oyster shell.
Watch out for these fascinating fish the next time you scoop up an oyster shell!