Hutchins’ Boarfish (Parazanclistius hutchinsi)
False eyespots may serve as a defensive form of mimicry. The eyespot confuses predators into think the fish is larger than it really is. It also tricks the predator into thinking that the tail-end is actually the front end of the fish, increasing its chance of fleeing.
Saspotato on Flickr

Hutchins’ Boarfish (Parazanclistius hutchinsi)

False eyespots may serve as a defensive form of mimicry. The eyespot confuses predators into think the fish is larger than it really is. It also tricks the predator into thinking that the tail-end is actually the front end of the fish, increasing its chance of fleeing.

Saspotato on Flickr

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