30 Mar '16, 2pm

Walking fish unlike any other on Earth discovered in Thailand

Walking fish unlike any other on Earth discovered in Thailand

The team behind the new study describes the fish’s anatomy as “salamander-like,” noting that its pelvic girdle has more in common with terrestrial vertebrates than it does with other fish. Study author Brooke E. Flammang noted in a press release , “It possesses morphological features that have previously only been attributed to tetrapods. The pelvis and vertebral column of this fish allow it to support its body weight against gravity and provide large sites for muscle attachment for walking. This research gives us insight into the plasticity of the fish body plan and the convergent morphological features that were seen in the

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