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University of Washington

H. psychedelica Face

Caption: With its flattened face, the fish's eyes appear to be directed forward and may provide it with binocular vision, a special attribute well developed in humans that provides the ability to accurately judge distance. Only very few fishes have eyes whose radius of vision overlaps in front, providing such vision.

Credit: ęDavid Hall/seaphotos.com

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