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2014-12-13 08:39:00

Scientists have for the first time discovered a creature that chemically disguises itself by ingesting chemicals from its prey in order to hide from potential predators, according to new research published this week in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.


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Planehead Filefish, Stephanolepis hispidus
2014-06-13 09:42:46

The planehead filefish (Stephanolepis hispidus) is a species of fish found in the Atlantic Ocean from Nova Scotia to Uruguay in the west and from the Canary Islands to Angola in the east. It prefers sandy and muddy floors near reefs and seaweeds. It can be consumed and is trapped in the Canary Islands. Originally the planehead filefish was taken in nets while fishing for other species. However, in the 1980s it became a favorable fish and by 2000, over fishing became a concern. The...

Threadsail filefish, Stephanolepis cirrhifer
2014-06-13 09:04:41

The threadsail filefish (Stephanolepis cirrhifer) is a fish species found in the western Pacific from northern Japan to the East China Sea. Usually found near the seabed at depths of 33 feet. Juveniles generally shelter themselves within the safety of drifting seaweed to hide from predators. It is a migratory fish that can move over 62 miles between feeding and spawning grounds. The threadsail filefish was first observed off the coast of Japan in 1850 and named Monacanthus cirrhifer. In...

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