How a legless, leaping fish that lives on land avoids predators

December 2, 2013 3:08 PM

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How a legless, leaping fish that lives on land avoids predators

SYDNEY: One of the world's strangest animals – a legless, leaping fish that lives on land - uses camouflage to avoid attacks by predators such as birds, lizards and crabs, new research shows.

UNSW researchers, Dr Terry Ord and Courtney Morgans, of the Evolution and Ecology Research Centre, studied the unique fish – Pacific leaping blennies - in their natural habitat on the tropical island of Guam.

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