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February 07, 2019 - ABC News (AU)

A tiny reef fish passes the mirror test. Does that mean it's smart?

A tiny reef fish passes the mirror test. Does that mean it's smart?
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It is the first fish to pass the mirror test — a classic experiment used to assess the ability of a non-human animal to recognise itself — according to a study published today.

That puts it in the league of a handful of animals including apes, elephants, dolphins and the Eurasian magpie that have passed the test since it was first conceived 50 years ago.

VA: The fish is called the Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse or Labroides dimidiatus.

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