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Harlequin Ghost Pipefish

The harlequin ghost pipefish, Solenostomus paradoxus, is one of the most unusual fishes in the world's oceans. It mimics a crinoid, a echinoderm. Evolution transformed the fishes fins and skin and fins into a stunning array of tassels. This is the ghost pipefishes caudal fin.

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Taken on October 2, 2011