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Bizarre 'Picasso fish' looks like a painting

By T.K. Randall
January 27, 2020 · Comment icon 5 comments

This is one strange fish. Image Credit: Twitter / @sakuya_DomasH
A photograph of a rather unusual looking fish that was caught in Japan has recently gone viral on social media.
The image was originally uploaded on January 12th by a student named sakuya (@sakuya_DomasH) who had posted it up in order to ask if anyone else had any idea what it was.

The small fish looks particularly unique due to its distinctive shape and coloration and could almost be mistaken for a piece of artwork by Pablo Picasso, hence the nickname 'Picasso fish'.

Measuring 10cm in length, it was caught off the coast of Japan's Kozu Island.
The discovery ended up generating so much attention that it was picked up by a Japanese television station where an expert identified the species as Polyipnus matsubarai.

The original Tweet has since been shared nearly 10,000 times.

Source: Twitter | Comments (5)

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Oniomancer 4 years ago
I thought flounder were Picasso fish...
Comment icon #2 Posted by woopypooky 4 years ago
10 cm or 10 inch?
Comment icon #3 Posted by MissJatti 4 years ago
This is a photo of a painting by Picasso
Comment icon #4 Posted by Torviking 4 years ago
Just a John Dory...nothing to see here.
Comment icon #5 Posted by flying squid 4 years ago
It's looks more like a 'Salvador Dali' fish to me.

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