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From: "William H. Ansley" <wansley@warwick.net>
Subject: (urth) Fish wearing glasses, aside from Don Knots
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 11:27:42 

>The "Terrestrial fish" Marsch mentions exist. I can't remember either their
>common or scientific name at the moment, unfortunately.

Just for the sake of completeness, I felt compelled to post this.

They are called the four-eyed fish (Ananbleps species). (Duh!) It wasn't
too hard to find this out when I looked for "four-eyed fish" instead of
"fish with double-pupiled, segemented eyes". They live in the rivers of
eastern South America and grow to be a foot long. My description was pretty
accurate; I'll just add the detail that their eyes are on the top of their
head, like a frog, so only the top half of their eyes stick out of the

If you want to keep some in an aquariums, check this out:


William Ansley

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