Watch a Strange ‘Walking Fish’ That Has Experts Stumped – National Geographic

“I don’t think it is M. trachycephalus because M. trachycephalus has a tail with alternating dark and light stripes,” says Smith. Instead, he guesses the fish is a painted stinger, M. pictus, because it has “a pale tail, but is equally stubby and similarly colored.” (See “Pictures: Nine Fish With ‘Hands’ Found to Be New Species.”)