New species of "Walking" Cave Fish Discovered
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28-03-2016, 06:27 PM
RE: New species of "Walking" Cave Fish Discovered
I haven't seen them myself, so they don't exist.
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28-03-2016, 07:29 PM
RE: New species of "Walking" Cave Fish Discovered
(28-03-2016 06:27 PM)Clockwork Wrote:  I haven't seen them myself, so they don't exist.

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28-03-2016, 07:39 PM
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(28-03-2016 06:27 PM)Clockwork Wrote:  I haven't seen them myself, so they don't exist.

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28-03-2016, 07:44 PM
RE: New species of "Walking" Cave Fish Discovered
They didn't change into birds. Checkmate, Darwinists. Angry

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29-03-2016, 08:31 AM
RE: New species of "Walking" Cave Fish Discovered
Here's the fulll article, which is blessedly not behind a pay wall (Flammang et al., 2016: HTML or PDF).

Some very cool notes on this discovery:

- This is not a transitional species. Cryptotora thamicola is a ray-finned fish. It is more closely related to a tin of sardines than the lungfish or any of you tetrapods reading this article who are evolved from the lobe-finned fishes. This is a beautiful case of convergent evolution. Tetrapod version 2.0.

- Unlike mudskippers, catfish and other fish that oocasionally venture out of water, Cryptotora thamicola does not "swim" on land. It has a walking gait, similar to that of a modern tetrapod. It also has a pelvic girdle similar to the one that evolved in tetrapods and a host of other anatomical changes that have evolved for walking.

This is a living case study of the evolution of terrestrial locomotion.

So next time some creationist starts blathering on about irreductible design just tell them about this blind cavefish that walks up waterfalls and they can stick it where the sun doesn't shine.

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29-03-2016, 09:19 AM
RE: New species of "Walking" Cave Fish Discovered
Short Youtue video. Not very informative but gives you an idea of what these oddities look like.



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29-03-2016, 09:23 AM
RE: New species of "Walking" Cave Fish Discovered
(28-03-2016 04:13 PM)jennybee Wrote:  
(28-03-2016 03:34 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  Have you ever seen this one?




They're so cute!

Very nice with a good chianti (he gargled).

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