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"Psychedelica". The New Fish on the Block. (new species)

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posted on Feb, 28 2009 @ 10:21 AM
Yup! Another new species has been discovered.


Check out Histiophryne psychedelica, a new species named for its crazy tan and peach stripes and lackadaisical style of getting around the sea floor, which resembles hopping more than swimming. The fish is described in this month's issue of the journal Copeia.

Divers first spotted the fish in January 2008 in the harbor of Ambon Island, Indonesia.

The fist-sized fishies are covered with thick folds of skin that scientists think protect them while they're hunting for food amid sharp coral. Their tails are curled to one side, which may affect their ability to steer — hence, their bouncing mode of transportation.

There is more info to this story, but one thing the article does not cover, is the strange fact that since researchers have returned to study the fish, there are no sign of them.

They are ALL gone.

... smart fish.

[edit on 28-2-2009 by SumnerKagan]

posted on Feb, 28 2009 @ 10:31 AM

any info on the disappearance? where did you hear that for instance.

very strange indeed

i wonder if they relocated to a more discreet locale or maybe they migrate

maybe they hopped back where they came from

posted on Feb, 28 2009 @ 10:35 AM
reply to post by SumnerKagan

Here is a vid of it.

posted on Feb, 28 2009 @ 10:37 AM
reply to post by iNTERPLANETARyR.O.M.E.O.

Aside from the article above, CNN covered the story. They were the ones that added the news of the disappearance.

... so much undiscovered "stuff" out there.

reply to post by tarifa37

Thanks Tarifa. Cool video.

What a cool little guy! Looks like he has arms complete with elbows.
How awesome is THAT?!

[edit on 28-2-2009 by SumnerKagan]

posted on Feb, 28 2009 @ 11:24 AM
This is very interesting if you happen to believe in evolution. This fish definately shows how amphibians evolved. I would be interested to know if any studies have come out with detailed research on this things "paws"...

posted on Feb, 28 2009 @ 06:05 PM
isnt this a type of common angler fish??

posted on Feb, 28 2009 @ 06:19 PM
It's a new member of the Antennariid genus, Histiophryne.

Yes, I did have to look it up.

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