A form of life that makes it on to the list - but which is not a fish - is the wonderful Mantis Shrimp, seen here on the left. If I was given the choice at a restaurant of having it cooked or taking it in a bucket down to the beach and letting it go, I am afraid I would go for the latter.
Mantis shrimp appear in a variety of colours, from shades of browns to bright neon colours (as above). Although they are common animals and among the most important predators in many shallow, tropical and sub-tropical marine habitats they are poorly understood as many species spend most of their life tucked away in burrows and holes
I mean, how could you eat that? No, don't answer me.
Top 10 most Beautiful and Colorful Fish
Image Credit Flickr User Ursonate
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