Amazon Leaf Fish, Monocirrhis polyacanthus. Found in tropical waters.
Eats worms like the blood worm and tubificid worm also brine shrimp, and other small fish.
The leaf fish is very flat and thin with the shape of a leaf. It has a jaw that looks like a leaf stem and it has a stripe down its middle section that looks like a leaf vein -- therefore named the Leaf Fish.
It lies on its back and floats on the top of the river waiting for another fish to get close enough to snatch and eat.

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