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This fish changes colour to fool its prey

This fish changes colour to fool its prey
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A small fish that lives in the Australian Great Barrier Reef preys on smaller fish by changing colour and pretending to be an adult of their own species, according to a study released on Friday. The dusky dottyback (Pseudochromis fuscus) is a small predatory fish that is found throughout the Indo-Pacific and has the ability to change colour.

Sydney: A small fish that lives in the Australian Great Barrier Reef preys on smaller fish by changing colour and pretending to be an adult of their own species, according to a study released on Friday. The dusky dottyback (Pseudochromis fuscus) is a small predatory fish that is found throughout the Indo-Pacific and has the ability to change colour.The zoologists are now able to show that dottybacks can quickly change their colour in order to mimic other fish species and chase their prey. The dusky dottyback fish colour changing ability also helps protect it from its own predators.

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