Invertebrate Wannabe

"La La La La….Nothing to see here!" CREDIT: Brooker, et al., Coral Reefs, Sept. 2011

After reading a recent paper in the journal Coral Reefs on the ability of Harlequin filefish (Oxymonacanthus longirostris) to masquerade as branching stony coral (abstract only), two facts are inescapable:

1) Evolution freakin’ rocks!

2) Vertebrates are just invertebrate wannabe’s.

Non-paywall summary also at livescience.com.

RickMac (67 Posts)