Fishes with Hands?!

Posted by on 02/21/2011

Fishes with hands? Yep you heard it right! This picture is not fake, its an actual pink fish with with hands!

“Using its fins to walk, rather than swim, along the ocean floor in an undated picture, the pink handfish is one of nine newly named species described in a recent scientific review of the handfish family.

Only four specimens of the elusive four-inch (ten-centimeter) pink handfish have ever been found, and all of those were collected from areas around the city ofHobart (map), on theĀ Australian island of Tasmania.

Though no one has spotted a living pink handfish since 1999, it’s taken till now for scientists to formally identify it as a unique species.”


I’m not too sure what I think about this discovery. Sure, it looks cool in a weird way, how does this poor fish fit in with other fishes when it can’t swim? Nonetheless, this is a very unique species and hopefully they won’t start growing too big.

Source: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/05/photogalleries/100524-new-species-handfish-walk-science-pictures/#/new-handfish-species-pink_20881_600x450.jpg

3 Responses to Fishes with Hands?!

  1. Krystal

    M5qVNn Stands back from the keyboard in amazement! Thanks!

  2. Sagi

    Boy that rlealy helps me the heck out.

  3. Lanette

    You have shed a ray of susnhnie into the forum. Thanks!

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