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University of Washington

H. psychedelica Crawling

Caption: The leg-like pectoral fins used for walking are commonly found in anglerfish which prefer crawling to swimming. More than a dozen individual fish have been seen in Ambon Harbor, Indonesia, since divers with Maluku Divers first spotted one of the fish in January 2008. The fish have been found in 15 to 25 feet of water near a commercial jetty in the busy harbor.

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