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He clasped her in his little arms and . . .

(5 Posts)
janerowena Tue 21-Oct-14 15:15:47

Like snakes.

Elegran Tue 21-Oct-14 09:56:54

When I first read it I had to check the date. No, it is not April 1st, and these fish were described years ago, but no-one knew what they used their little barbed L-shaped arms for. They now think it may have been for holding on.

jinglbellsfrocks Tue 21-Oct-14 09:51:57

Wonder why "dicki" is part of it's name.


jinglbellsfrocks Tue 21-Oct-14 09:50:52

Oh! That is sooo sweet! Bless. smile

Elegran Tue 21-Oct-14 00:16:56

A fish called Microbrachius dicki is the first-known animal to have mated by having sex, about 385 million years ago.