Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Walking Frogfish??

Soooo in the spirit of evolution this quarter, here's a really cool organism that has both evolutionarily modified skin and pectoral fins, both which are thought to be mimicry adaptations. Frogfish, part of the family Antennariidae are diverse in color and often physically mimic other organisms. Their modified scales are seen to mimic the texture of sponges, sea urchins, or rocks. Modified pectoral fins that have evolved into stalk or foot-like appendages allow the frogfish to mimic the stalks of plants, in addition to allowing them to walk across the sea floor. This adaptation makes up for their lack of a swim bladder.

BELOW IS A COOL VIDEO OF A FROG FISH WALKING, YES, WALKING, ALONG THE SEA FLOOR!
 Frogfish Walking (video)!!!!

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