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A new elusive species of fish with eyes on the side of its head and freaky characteristics like a fleshy chin and cheeks has been given a name.
The psychedelic frogfish is found only around Ambon Island, Indonesia at depths of 16 - 23 feet in coral rubble about 66 feet from the shoreline. This fish was discovered in 1992 amongst a shipment of assorted fish that was delivered to the Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park. But was not observed or photographed in the wild until 2008. The psychedelic frogfish was named one of the top ten new species discovered in 2009 by Arizona State University's International Institute for Species Exploration...
- Growing in low tufty patches.