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 Post subject: Psychedelica frogfish,Ambon, Indonesia
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:40 pm 
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Research published in the US scientific journal Copeia says the fish was spotted by scuba divers off the island of Ambon in eastern Indonesia.

It belongs to the frogfish family, but its looks are unique even among its peers, the journal reported.

The question with this new discovery is how it went unnoticed for so long.
The new psychedelica frogfish is completely covered in swirling concentric stripes - white and blue on a peach background - radiating out from its aqua-coloured eyes.

It has a broad flat face, thick fleshy cheeks and chin, and eyes that look forward like a human's.
The fish was spotted by divers off the coast of Ambon island last year.
The divers described it moving away from them in a series of short hops, its pelvic fins pushing it off the sea bed with each bounce.
"The overall impression" says the Copeia research paper, was of "an inflated rubber ball bouncing along the bottom".

Check it out at BBC


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