Credit: CLAUS JENSEN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Peacock flounder (Bothus lunatus) camouflaged on sea bed. It is also known as the plate fish. It camouflages itself on sandy seabeds, keeping watch for predators or prey with its eyes, which stand clear of the sand. It feeds on smaller fish and crustaceans, which is catches in a sudden lunge. It can reach nearly 50 centimetres in length. Filmed in the Caribbean Sea.

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Peacock flounder

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