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DNA Evidence Is In: Newly Discovered Species of Fish Dubbed H. Psychedelica

February 24, 2009

anglerfish "Psychedelica" seems the perfect name for a fish that is a wild swirl of tan and peach zebra stripes and behaves in ways contrary to its brethren, including bouncing like a ball along the seafloor instead of swimming. The fish, which has rare forward-facing eyes like humans, also has a secretive nature. That could be the reason they weren't spotted by divers until just last year nor described in scientific literature until now. Full Story

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