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A Fish Out Of Water Relies On Camouflage To Escape Predation
2013-12-02 13:53:04

[ Watch the Video: Land-Dwelling Fish ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A leaping, legless, land-loving fish called the Pacific leaping blenny isn’t just one of the odder creatures found on Earth – it’s also emblematic of life’s transition from life in water to life on land. A new study published in the journal Animal Behaviour has found these strange fish-out-of-water depend on camouflage to escape would-be predators. "This terrestrial fish spends all...

2011-08-30 18:55:05

One of the world's strangest animals — a unique fish that lives on land and can leap large distances despite having no legs — has a rich and complex social life, a new study has found. The odd lifestyle of the Pacific leaping blenny (Alticus arnoldorum) has been detailed for the first time in research findings that throw new light on how animal life first evolved to colonies the land. The Pacific leaping blenny is a marine fish yet is terrestrial in all aspects of its daily...

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2007-02-23 22:45:00

Male Anole lizards signal ownership of their territory by sitting up on a tree trunk, bobbing their heads up and down and extending a colorful throat pouch. They can spot a rival lizard up to 25 meters away, says National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded biologist Terry Ord of the University of California at Davis. Ord and colleagues published their results this week in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The lizards' signals need to be strong enough for a rival to see, but not...