By: The Dodo
After roaming the ocean for the last 55 million years virtually unchanged, the end may soon be nigh for one of the planet's most unique species.
What makes spotted handfish so special is evident in their name. Instead of swimming, these rare little fish evolved hand-like pectoral fins, which they use to quite literally 'walk' along the sea floor. Throughout their long tenure on Earth, spotted handfish endured while others died out — but now they face their greatest challenge yet.