Viral image doesn't show an elephant fish - Full Fact

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An image being widely shared on social media looks decidedly different from recognised species of elephant fish.
Viral image doesn't show an elephant fish

14 October 2021

What was claimed An image of a bright yellow fish with a trunk depicts an elephant fish. Our verdict This image appears to have been altered. The fish pictured is markedly different from recognised species of elephant fish.

An image has been shared on social media of a small, bright yellow fish with a trunk-like nose. The picture is captioned "elephant fish".

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