I've known about other species of handfish for awhile because I pretty much know everything including most of the stuff the government tries so hard to keep from us. The island from LOST actually existing aside, there's a new species to add to the soon-to-be-extinct list: the pink handfish.
Using its fins to walk, rather than swim, along the ocean floor....the pink handfish is one of nine newly named species described in a recent scientific review of the handfish family.
All of the world's 14 known species of handfish are found only in shallow, coastal waters off southeastern Australia, the review notes.
Even among the previously known species, the fish are poorly studied, the review authors add, and little is known about their biology or behavior.
And we probably never will. Just sayin', these guys are gonna be extinct before I am. Now, are you thinking what I'm thinking? Time to bait your fingers and do a little hairy handfishing! That's nautical talk for sinking your own battleship. Huh? I'm TALKIN' ABOUT INKIN' YOUR OCTOPUS, YO!
Nine Fish With "Hands" Found to Be New Species [nationalgeographic]
Thanks to Rochelle and matty, who discovered a new species of fish with legs but the government swept it under the rug because they'd escaped from a top-secret genetic modification lab.