Longnosed Stargazer (Ichthyscopus lebeck)
Stargazers are ambush predators, burying their bodies in the sand with only their camouflaged face pointing out. When prey unsuspectingly pass overhead, the fish leaps forward to swallow it. Their name comes from their upwards oriented face, which makes it seem like they’re gazing at the stars.
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