12 Animals That Are Masters of Camouflage
- Class: Fish
- Order: Scorpaeniformes
- Family: Flatheads
- Habitat: Indian Ocean, Red Sea
- Camouflage: Mimesis
A carpet in your lounge? That’s pretty normal. A red carpet at an awards ceremony isn’t too weird either. But a carpet in the sea? Er, not so much. But they do exist, even if you wouldn’t want to actually walk on them.
We’re talking about the carpet flathead, a crocodilefish, which spends its time on the sea floor flat as a rug. It has a skin flap on the edge of its body to hide its outline even better. Its camouflage makes it hard to distinguish it from rocks.
Trick: Disguises itself as the seafloor