Possible Puffer Cousin?

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Possible Puffer Cousin?

Post by sgtmyers88 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:31 am

Check this out:

The Barreleye Fish
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Article from National Geographic:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... 00x450.jpg

Do you think this guy is a deep sea dwelling cousin to puffers? Some similar shared traits observed are the large mobile eyes. (despite being in a very unusual position) And their fins. (see video)
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Post by I.Puff.Too » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:06 am

They're obviously related, but I have no idea how far back you'd have to go to find their common ancestor. Awesome link though, thanks for the share.

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Post by defool89 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:46 am

Yea thanks.

Ive always thought that if we want better odds at seeing aliens iits best to look in the ocean.
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Post by *GSP*Fan* » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:08 pm

No idea about its relation to puffers but that is one neat and strange looking fish.

Unusually enough, this is not the first time I've seen this fish.

Octonauts (little kids show on disney junior) featured this fish in one of their episodes. (they do one fish per episode) :lol:

I just found it neat to come across this particular fish yet again.

Either way, guess shouldn't be too surprised on what is discovered in the ocean depths.

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Post by Nuclear_Glitter » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:53 am

It's so cute! My goodness!
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Post by sgtmyers88 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:30 pm

Its being said that its not related to puffers but regardless it looks like a mutant SAP to me. :lol:

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Post by purplecandle » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:11 pm

Deep sea really accounts for some strange adaption. Where else can a clear head be an advantage?

If you got the time here is a list of 60 strange deep sea creatures with photos, the barreleye made the list. It's a weird website, but cool photos.

http://www.thetruthbehindthescenes.org/ ... 60-images/
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Post by Tim » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:49 pm

sgtmyers88 wrote:Its being said that its not related to puffers but regardless it looks like a mutant SAP to me. :lol:
It's related to puffers in that it is a fish :lol:. That said, it is quite a remarkable fish.
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Post by El Scorpio » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:09 pm

He looks tasty...

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Post by I.Puff.Too » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:39 pm

Tim wrote:
sgtmyers88 wrote:Its being said that its not related to puffers but regardless it looks like a mutant SAP to me. :lol:
It's related to puffers in that it is a fish :lol:. That said, it is quite a remarkable fish.
Yup, that's what i was getting at. lol

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Re: Possible Puffer Cousin?

Post by Master of Puffers » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:09 am

purplecandle wrote:Deep sea really accounts for some strange adaption. Where else can a clear head be an advantage?

If you got the time here is a list of 60 strange deep sea creatures with photos, the barreleye made the list. It's a weird website, but cool photos.

http://www.thetruthbehindthescenes.org/ ... 60-images/
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looks like Lady Cassandra from Dr Who

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And axolotl aren't deep sea creatures...sighs..
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Re: Possible Puffer Cousin?

Post by defool89 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:47 am

"cassandra" looks a lot like my inlaws.

axolotl is a water dog no? The tadpole of salamanders? My lfs had one for sale once. Made me hungry.
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Re: Possible Puffer Cousin?

Post by Tim » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:13 am

Master of Puffers wrote:
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Pokémon :lol:
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