17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Four-eyed fish

The four-eyed fish (anableps anableps) really only has two eyes, but they are divided so that these surface-of-the-water dwelling fish can see both above and below the water at the same time. These unique fish are found along the Atlantic Coast of Central and South America and around the island of Trinidad in the brackish water of river estuaries and mangrove swamps.

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Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: San Francisco, California, United States of America
Copyright: © Kim Kaplan