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The Fish that Walks Up Waterfalls

A rare cavefish found only in Thailand is the first of its kind to use locomotion similar to that of walking land animals.

The Fish that Walks Up Waterfalls

[DIGEST: NYT, Wired, LiveScience]

Cryptotora thamicola is quite literally a fish out of water. Unlike the images usually conjured up by the expression – a scaly, gilled creature flopping helplessly on dry land – this blind, pale little fish has done something no other species has: evolved a type of locomotion that allows it to live like land creatures. It walks.

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