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Tiny fish make ‘eyes’ at their killer

Small prey fish can grow a bigger ‘eye’ on their rear fins as a way of distracting predators and dramatically boosting their chances of survival, new research has found.Researchers from Australia’s ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies have made a world-first discovery that, when constantly threatened with being eaten, small damsel fish not only grow a larger false ‘eye spot’ near their tail — but also reduce the size of their real eyes.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-08/aco…

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