Unusual fish discovered off Sydney coast

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Scaleless black fish. Photo by Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

This fish is definitely not a cichlid, but its discovery along with other unusual fish found in an extinct undersea volcano are worth noting. The discovery of the fish is only part of the story. An undersea mapping expedition revealed four previously unknown undersea volcanoes just 200 miles off the coast of Sydney. The discovery of the volcanoes and juvenile fish challenges previous notions of where young fish develop. It was previously thought that most young fish developed in coastal estuaries. Undersea volcanoes and other seamounts or oceanic ridges may provide places where young fish can begin their lives.

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