There are a lot of fish in the sea – most of whom are food for much larger aquatic creatures who cannot wait to feast on their fish bones and fins. When it comes to survival, though, a lot of fish have adapted to create a truly impressive defense: camouflage. Sea creatures who can disguise themselves as another object or various colors can earn themselves an extra day to live in the ocean. Of course, sometimes those tricks don’t work out as well as hoped. Here are ten aquatic creatures who have evolved perfect disguises to aid in their survival.
The Bluestriped Fangblenny has a weird name, this much is true, but this small fish is capable of changing color within its tropical environment. Depending on where they are staying, the fish can change to black, orange, or even an electric blue.
The Mimic Octopus generally squirts its ink in order to escape from a predator, but this species can also change not only their color, but their entire body in order to mimic a variety of other sea species. They can look exactly like sea snakes, jellyfish, and even lion fish.