Tuesday, March 24, 2009

What Order of Fishes is this?

Here's a fish to consider. This species if found in coral reefs and seagrass beds of the Indian and western Pacific oceans.

Does it look like any fish that you have seen?

First think about what is remarkable about this fish. Well, consider their strange body shape and swimming habit: the body is encased in an armor of thin, transparent plates; they swim in synchronized groups, each fish in a vertical position with the snout pointing downwards.

What order of fishes have a similar elongated body as well as NO pelvic fins?

Photo by J. E. Randall

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