Psychedelic bouncing fish found in Indonesia
A new psychedelic fish that bounces along the ocean floor like a rubber ball has been found in the waters of Indonesia, and has been classified as a new species. Called a 'frogfish', with tan and peach stripes all over its body, it was discovered by suba divers off Ambon Island in eastern Indonesia.
The fish — which the University of Washington professor has named "psychedelica" — is a member of the antennariid genus, Histiophryne, and like other frogfish, has fins on both sides of its body that have evolved to be leg-like.
As the frogfish goes along the ocean floor it uses its fins to push off and it expels water from its gills to propel themselves along the floor. This looks like they are bouncing along.