A cynoglossid tonguefish (Symphurus sp.) related to flounders, soles, and halibut, lies on the sediment. It uses the individual rays of the fins along its sides to creep over the seafloor like a millipede uses its many legs on land.

A cynoglossid tonguefish (Symphurus sp.) related to flounders, soles, and halibut, lies on the sediment. It uses the individual rays of the fins along its sides to creep over the seafloor like a millipede uses its many legs on land. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2017.

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