Image: Finding Land Fish in French Polynesia #3

Finding Land Fish in French Polynesia #3

Fish belonging to the genus Alticus are truly remarkable and can hop from rock to rock using an axial tail twisting motion that propels them with extreme accuracy. They are so agile that catching one is extremely difficult, but with a small fish net, a metal stick and plenty of patience you may just be in luck! Slipping and sliding, we collected a few, photographed each one, and took tissue for DNA more.

Georgina Cooke
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