Leaping land fish avoids predators by blending in

By Sarah Zielinski, 13:28 PM December 10, 2013

Life for a fish out of water can’t be easy, but the Pacific leaping blenny makes it work. These legless land-dwelling fish (Alticus arnoldorum), just four to eight centimeters long, live on rocks at the ocean’s edge on the shores of places like Guam and Samoa. Despite the lack of limbs, blennies can leap, a move made possible with a twist of their tails and a push off the rock, scientists discovered in 2010. The fish can flit about quickly, but that doesn’t explain how they avoid getting eate...

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