The amazing flank-up fish

The Peacock Flounder or Plate fish (Bothus lunatus) is an amazing creature which is extremely well adapted to its place in the ecology. Baby flounders look and act like most other fish, they swim right side up and have eyes on both sides of their head. However, after their larval stage things change dramatically. Their organs change place, their skeleton changes shape, and the right eye moves to the left side of the body. The fish then takes up a […] Read more »