Lopsided fish show that symmetry is only skin deep

25 01 2010

Copyright Stewart & Albertson; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

This was a fun press release that I wrote for BioMed Central. Ontogenists from Syracuse University have studied the facial evolution of a type of fish that lives in Lake Tangyanika, eastern Africa. These fish feed on the scales of larger fish and reptiles and have evolved wonky jaws to enable them to feed sideways on, thus allowing them to keep an eye out for predators. Isn’t nature clever?

Lopsided Fish Show That Symmetry is Only Skin Deep




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