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Psychedelic Frog Fish

May 21, 2010

This new species of fish was discovered last year off the coast of Ambon.  While it has beautiful markings, its shape and movement look clumsy.  The colour and markings are to make it easy to disguise itself like coral, which is why it hasn’t been discovered until recently – the divers just didn’t see it.

Its tail curls around to one side which makes it impossible for it to swim in a straight line.  Instead it lurches forward bumping into things.  Luckily it has a tough skin that protects it from coral scrapes.  It also has little arms just to make it look a bit more weird.