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March 6, 2017

5 truly bizarre lifeforms recently spotted in the deep Pacific

Clearly our favorite of the bunch, this bizarre armored sea robin not only looks like it's walking on two tiny stick-figure legs, but it's also got horn-like projections on each side of its snout, branched barbels (or whiskers) in front of the mouth, and large, purple butterfly wings for fins. "In sea robins, including the armored sea robin, the first few rays [of the fins] are free from the membranes of the rest of the fin and are very thick," the NOAA explains. "The fish uses these thickened, stiff fin rays to 'walk' along the bottom." = - ScienceAlert

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 6, 2017 5:48 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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