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Post by Dragon Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:38 am

The Amazon leaffish (Monocirrhus polyacanthus), or South American leaffish, is a species of fish belonging to the family Polycentridae.

It is found in the Amazon basin in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela, where it inhabits edges of rivers and lakes, and streams.

It is generally a low-density species that lives in slow-moving or essentially stagnant waters in areas with plant debris.

The Amazon leaffish reaches a maximum standard length of 8 cm (3.1 in),[1][3] and a total length of 10 cm (3.9 in).

As suggested by its common name, it closely resembles a dead leaf.

The flattened body and filament at the tip of the lower jaw (resembling a stalk) further enhances its similarity to a leaf.

It is gray-brown, but can change its color to some extent.

There is no lateral line and its large mouth can be protracted to as much as 60% of the head length.


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The camouflage allows the Amazon leaffish to both escape the attention of larger predators and ambush smaller prey.

It swims very slowly in a head-down position, resembling a dead leaf floating in the current, to approach its prey.

When near, it protracts its mouth to form a tube.

The prey is rapidly sucked in, usually head-first.

Prey in its stomach is often folded, allowing the leaffish to fit relatively large items


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Plain brownish and mottled grayish Amazon leaffish, showing some of the color variations in the species.

It can change its color to some extent.


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Real underwater footage of the beautiful leaffish swimming in its natural habitat in the Venezuelan Amazon tropical rainforest.


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