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Psychedelic Fish

Updated on January 27, 2015

The Psychedelic Fish

A new species has been discovered. It is called Psychedelic Fish(02/2009).

The fish -- which a University of Washington professor has named "psychedelica" is a subset of angler fish. It was discovered by scuba divers off the Island of Ambon in Eastern Indonesia. It is a member of the family, Histiophryne psychedelica. It is striped with a swirling pattern of white and blue colors on a peach backing. It fist-size body is covered with thick folds of skin that protect it from the sharp-edged coral at the bottom of the sea. The fish has a flat face with eyes (aqua in color) directed forward, like humans.

The frogfish moves in short hops, i.e. the frogfish. It seems to propel itself by striking the seabed. Then, push off with its fins and expel water from tiny gill openings to jet itself forward. With it propelling itself and an off-centered tail that causes it to bounce around in a bizarre, chaotic manner, it bounces on the bottom of the sea just like a rubber ball.

Strange Sea Creature - Psychedelic Fish

Hops along in the sea floor, i.e. dubbed the Frogfish.

Funky Psychedelic Fish


Amazon of Great Things

Sea Monsters?

Oarfish are large, greatly elongated, pelagic Lampriform fishes comprising the small family Regalecidae.[1] Found in all temperate to tropical oceans yet rarely seen, the oarfish family contains four species in two genera. One of these, the king of herrings (Regalecus glesne), is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest bony fish alive, at up to 17 metres (56 ft) in length.

Wikipedia: Oarfish - continue

Picture credit Visit their site Oarfish History - Deep Sea Creature

DRACULA - Fish that is.

New Species

The transparent 17-millimetre-long "Dracula fish" is the only member of the 3700-strong Cypriniformes group to have vampire-like fangs on its top and bottom jaws, which the males use to impress each other and to settle squabbles over territory.


Artificial Reefs

National Geographic

Many artificial reefs are created by sinking anything from ships, street cars, tanks, shopping carts - you name it. On May 2009, a missile-tracking ship General Hoyt S. Vandenberg met its fate at the bottom of the ocean, seven miles off Key West.

photo: National Geographic

Read about artificial reefs: Artificial Reefs


celebrating over 25 years of having fun in the sand

Galveston, Texas - June 2, 2012

Photo: 2011 event

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      spunkyduckling 8 years ago

      What year they discovered the fish? Of course the answer is in the video but would be nice to add that to the lens intro. Delete this comment for me will you. Thanks!

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      spunkyduckling 8 years ago

      Love learning new stuff! And fishes is one of my favorite pets. Just lately I've been thinking of getting a few fishes at home. Maybe I could get one of these? Nah...but it was cool to watch.

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      RinchenChodron 8 years ago

      I learned something on this site! Thanks - best wishes on the Squid Squad!

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      Terry Boroff (flipflopnana) 8 years ago from FL

      That is one cool fish! Loved watching the video.