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Tiny fish makes ‘eyes’ at their killer

Tiny fish makes ‘eyes’ at their killer

Media issued by The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies           

New research has found that small prey fish can grow a bigger ‘eye’ on their rear fins as a way of distracting predators and dramatically boosting their chances of survival.

The research undertaken at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (CoECRS) is a world-first discovery, and has not only found that these fish can grow a larger false ‘eye spot’ near their tail, but they can also reduce the size of their real eyes.

 

Image Credit: reefs.com

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