The Cockatoo Flounder usually looks like a perfectly ordinary flounder, well-camouflaged against the silty seabed between Australia and Japan.

But when camouflage fails, weird measures are called for.

As they make their escape, they extend numerous long, bright white filaments from under their head. Not only does it make this 20 cm long fish look bigger, but the filaments also appear disturbingly reminiscent of sticky sea cucumber guts.

It’s a really cool beard, anyway.

…Video: liquidguru


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