In Australia, for the first time in 22 years, they noticed a rare fish – pink and with “hands”

In Australia, for the first time in 22 years, they noticed a rare fish – pink and with “hands”

The fish was last seen in 1999 off the coast of Tasmania – then she was noticed by one of the divers. In total, Brachiopsilus has been seen by humans four times in history.

Its peculiarity is the unusual shape of the fins – they look like hands. On these “hands” she walks along the bottom. Experts believe that this species is on the verge of extinction.

It turned out that a representative of the brachyonichthium family lives at a greater depth than previously thought – the camera recorded a “walking fish” at a depth of 150 meters.

“This is a startling discovery that gives hope for the continued survival of the pink fish with hands,” said study author Professor Neville Barrett of the University of Tasmania.

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