Starfish disappear under sand in the blink of an eye to camouflage

Starfish use fins and tails to lift sand and bury themselves down to wait for the prey to appear.

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The fish quickly used its fins and tail to lift up the sand, burying itself downwards.

A diver records the process of camouflaged stellar fish near Blairgowrie Pier, Victoria, Australia, Storyful reported on December 7. In the video, the fish swims close to the sea floor, looking for the right place to pry.

When it was done, it stopped and quickly used its fins and tails to pick up the sand, burying itself downwards. It almost completely hid itself, only partially exposed. If you do not observe carefully, it is difficult for humans to detect fish.

Starfish (scientific name Uranoscopidae) are poisonous fish that specialize in hunting by burying themselves in sand. When the prey, usually fish and invertebrate swim through, it will attack. Starfish family consists of about 50 species, often living in tropical and temperate waters.

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