Fish discovered in Australia can actually walk and has hands

Fish discovered in Australia can actually walk and has hands

December 25, 2021 0

What happened:

 Nishit Doshi shared the news via Twitter and wrote“Rare #fish that walks on hands, found near Tasmanian coast after more than two decades.” The rare pink fish has been spotted in Australia after 22 years and is marked as endangered as it’s a member of the anglerfish family. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation announced the news on the 25th of December. Australian researchers said they had seen this rare fish with a deep-sea camera at the Tasman Fracture Marine Park. 


Australian researchers have said that the fish was a shallow-water species and lived in sheltered bays, and on the 25th, it was found off Tasmania’s wild south coast. The viral video on Twitter shows that the fish come from a ledge after being disturbed by a rock lobster before going back inside.

Picture via Twitter.


At the same time, the Australian researcher and an associate professor at the University of Tasmania Neville Barret, is quoted by BBC, “This is an exciting discovery and offers hope for the ongoing survival of pink handfish, as clearly they have a wider habitat and distribution than previously thought.” The rare pink fish has hands, on which they can walk along the sea bed while also swimming. Previously, in 1999 it was discovered by a recreational diver off the coast of Tasman Peninsula and since then, it was never seen. 

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