Peacock flounder camouflaged in sand

Peacock flounder camouflaged in sand

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Caption: Peacock flounder (Bothus lunatus) camouflaged on a sandy seabed. This fish, also known as the plate fish, inhabits sandy seabeds in tropical regions in the Atlantic Ocean, from Florida, USA, to Brazil in the west, and on the west coast of Africa as well. It can change its colour to match the colour of the sand on which it is resting. It is found down to a depth of about 100 metres and can reach almost 50 centimetres in length. It feeds on smaller fish, crustaceans and octopuses. Photographed off Exuma Island in the Bahamas, in the Caribbean Sea.

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