The tripod fish gets its name from the manner in which its fins are arranged. This fish has poor eyesight. using its tripod like fins, it perches on the sea bed waiting for its prey. It uses its antennae-like fins to lure its prey, which it gulps down when at a striking distance. Along with the giant squid and the angler fish, the tripod fish is one of the permanent residents of the Abyssal zone of the oceans.
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