Clinid v snkl Carrickalinga SA 03-03-2011
Clinics are generally able to turn their heads from side to side by bending at the neck IE anterior or cephalad aspect of the body just behind the opercula.
I’d not realized that this ability is said to be an uncommon attribute in the world of true bony fishes until reading about it’s presence in some other unrelated group of fishes.
While on topic I will add that one particularly unusual member of the weedy whiting group here in Southern Australia,the Tube Mouth fish,also has this ability.
I’ll add a comment to the tube mouth image posted elsewhere on this pin board.
Source: via David Muirhead on Oceandiscover