The broad-bodied Stink-fish was a slow-moving barb with a nasty surprise for would-be predators: glands on the inside walls of the anus produced a powerful chemical cocktail that could be released in a cloud of evacuation when threatened. The milky cloud of chemicals and waste was potent enough to deter even the most hungry attacker. It also possessed an adhesive quality that bound it to the skin for some time after contact, its nauseating taste ensuring the memory of the encounter. Consequently, Stink-fish were among the only inhabitants of the swamps and waterways able to roam carefree and without fear amid even the most fearsome of aquatic killers. They resemble young Hi-fin banded sharks.