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http://news.nationalgeographic.com/...1#new-handfish-species-pink_20881_600x450.jpg



Using its fins to walk, rather than swim, along the ocean floor in an undated picture, the pink handfish is one of nine newly named species described in a recent scientific review of the handfish family.

Only four specimens of the elusive four-inch (ten-centimeter) pink handfish have ever been found, and all of those were collected from areas around the city of Hobart (map), on the Australian island of Tasmania.

Though no one has spotted a living pink handfish since 1999, it's taken till now for scientists to formally identify it as a unique species.

The new-species determinations were made based on a number of factors, including number of vertebrae and fin rays, coloration, the presence of scales and spines, and proportional body measurements, according to review author Daniel Gledhill of Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, or CSIRO.

All of the world's 14 known species of handfish are found only in shallow, coastal waters off southeastern Australia, the review notes.

Even among the previously known species, the fish are poorly studied, the review authors add, and little is known about their biology or behavior.
Apparently Murloc's are real...
 

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Doesn't J-Dude like fish?


Odd looking thing that fish though.
 

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This is why we can't have nice things.
 
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Mother****er, if I saw that thing walking towards me in a dark alley I'd end my life on the spot.
 
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This is like the third time I've seen this article today.
 
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The expression on its face tells me "What the **** are you looking at *******"
 
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Is there something decidedly non-Christian about a fish that has adaptations allowing for casual strolling along the ocean floor, or did I miss the memo? :p
 
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My assumption was that it was a stab at evolution. Although I don't believe the article made specific mention that this fish "evolved" legs recently. Rather it's only recently been discovered and documented.

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Also, I feel the need to mention that these badass handfish suckers are from my country. Mess with me and I'll launch these at you while riding in my kangaroo.
 
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aussies talk big but in the end england win the ashes xD
 
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Shame you guys suck at rugby :p
 
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Is there something decidedly non-Christian about a fish that has adaptations allowing for casual strolling along the ocean floor, or did I miss the memo? :p
I didn't say it had anything to do with Christianity. I just don't want J-Dude destroying a kick ass thread. If someone decides to play the evolution card in a semi-scientific thread, I'd rather it not be closed.

Really I'm just protecting my assets. And my ****sets.
 
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I think Spore does more damage than this... the fish isn't walking out of the water.
 
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My assumption was that it was a stab at evolution. Although I don't believe the article made specific mention that this fish "evolved" legs recently. Rather it's only recently been discovered and documented.

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Also, I feel the need to mention that these badass handfish suckers are from my country. Mess with me and I'll launch these at you while riding in my kangaroo.
Lol.
I'm never going to mess with you :) I'm your best friend.
But is this for real? XD
Handfishes? lol
 
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Murloc > Creationism
 
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Deep sea creatures are always pretty unusual, adapting down there sounds like fun. I'd take the fish over Spore, it'll keep me entertained for more than a few hours.
 
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I wonder how they taste...
 
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Don't you even think that!
Why? They probably have tongues. I'd imagine they'd taste similar to other fish, they may look odd but they're still fish.
 

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