Hide And Seek: Which Animals Are Best At Disappearing

The flatfish

that spends its day buried beneath the sand


The European plaice disguises itself underwater using the clever technique of mimesis. By using its fins to coyer itself in sand, this fish can blend in with the seabed, aided by the small orange, spots on the top of its body. It will then often remain still for long periods of time, becoming active at night when it feeds on molluscs, worms and crustaceans.

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