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    ...has always had my vote for coolest fish - it can change its skin color much like pixels on a TV set.  It runs black and white zooming bars across itself to startle prey.

    The greenness of the organs above its eyes made me wonder if this fish photosynthesizes to get some carbon fixation.  Wouldn't THAT be cool?  Has anyone investigated whether this fish does that at all?  The transparent head would make a bit more sense, then.  But the depths it lives at might make photosynthesis not all that valuable.

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