Strange fish dramatically changes color and spots

WildCreaturesPublished: March 28, 2017166 plays$0.44 earned
Published: March 28, 2017

The orange spotted filefish is a very unusual creature that has the ability to dramatically change its appearance to blend in with its surroundings. Like the octopus and a select few other fish, the filefish uses color changes and spots for camouflage. Some filefish have a very specific diet, eating primarily one type of coral that changes their smell so they cannot be easily be detected by predators such as eels. These bizarre and beautiful fish are sluggish swimmers but their highly adapted means of avoiding predators makes up for this.

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