|Climate/Terrain||Temperate to tropical rivers and coasts|
The tropical sun fish is brightly colored and has a long streak of transparent scales on either side of its eighteen inch body. The flesh underneath these transparent scales glows dimly.
The sun fish prefers to run rather than fight, especially if faced with a serious threat. To escape, the sun fish uses an unusual tactic. It generates an extremely bright flash from its transparent scales, temporarily blinding opponents, and flees.
Tropical salt waters, near shore, in shallow clear water.
The spongy clear flesh underneath the transparent scales is able to chemically generate light. The sun fish is only able to produce one flash about every minute. The sun fish is edible and a common dish throughout the south. Sun fish is a flaky, orange meat with a salty flavor.
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