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Filefish and plant

Filefish and plant

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MATTHEW OLDFIELD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MATTHEW OLDFIELD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Filefish and plant. Filefish (family Balistidae) swimming next to a marine plant. This fish is camouflaged to look like the plant. The imitation of plants by animals is known as phytomimesis. The filefish takes its name from its rough skin.

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