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The Red Batfish Looks Like a Muppet-Clam And Should Be Your New Favorite Sea Creature

Part clam, part muppet, this is a great fish

There are lots of cool sea creatures to choose from, but we want to draw your attention right now to the Red Batfish—also known as the Starry Handfish. This video shows the little fish eating at an aquarium in Japan, set to some spectacularly jaunty music.

Part clam, part muppet, this fish is one of the greatest feats of evolution we’ve encountered recently. In the wild, the Starry Handfish lives between 50 and 400 meters below the Indo-Pacific ocean, and doesn’t come with its own soundtrack.

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Rose Eveleth

Rose Eveleth is a writer for Smart News and a producer/designer/ science writer/ animator based in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Scientific American, Story Collider, TED-Ed and OnEarth.

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