Can a fish walk on his feet?

Video of a deep sea fish walking on its 'feet'

Video of a deep sea fish walking on its ‘feet’.

NOAAs ocean explorers spotted a deep sea fish named Chaunax pictus / Lowe, 1846 during an expedition along the Coast of Puerto Rico. While investigating the Mona Canyon they filmed this deep sea fish, also known as the Pink frogmouth using its fin to ‘walk’ on the floor. 

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Picture: Multibeam Map of the Mona Canyon / Source:  NOAA

Chaunax pictus is a type of Anglerfish that lives in deep sea waters, with a depth range of  200 – 978 m. It has been recorded in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. It occurs over hard to soft substrates on the continental slope and exclusively feds on shrimps.

Watch the video of Pink frogmouth ‘walking’ on the floor. 

STORY SOURCE: The above post is written based on materials provided by Science And TechnologyFishbase and IUCNredlist. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.
PICTURE  SOURCE:  Featured image cropped from video of Science And Technology
CITE THIS PAGE: “Can a fish walk on his feet?” The Blue Reporters, May 2016. ‎


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