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April 17, 2019 - Mashable

Who is this alien? Why, it's the psychedelic frogfish.

Who is this alien? Why, it's the psychedelic frogfish.
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Hiding in the nooks and crannies of dead piles of Indonesian coral is a pudgy fish, wholly covered in swirls of orange and white.

Seen from the right perspective, the critter might be mistaken for a vibrantly colored brain. But amid the explosion of whirling lines are cryptic, aquamarine eyes and a camouflaged frown. Inhabiting shallow seas around the tropical Ambon Island, this creature was mostly unknown to the scientific world until 2008.

It's the psychedelic frogfish.

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