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Re: Did the First Tetrapods Hunt Like this?
I guess it should read "hunt". Tee Hee.
Kind of an addendum to the Tiktaalik thread. From Nature.com:
"Zoologists have found a remarkable fish that can wriggle from Africa's
tropical swamps to snaffle a snack on land.
The eel catfish, Channallabes apus, catches unsuspecting victims by
arching upwards and descending upon prey, trapping an insect against the
ground before sucking it up. It performs this trick thanks to a bendy neck
supported by specialized vertebrae, which allows it to hover over prey
without needing fins or arms to hold up its head.
The same trick may have been used by the very first vertebrates to venture
onto land, the researchers speculate."
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