Mr Benhalassa thought the fish to be some kind of a stingfish. Fish experts, known as ichthyologists, agree that it's a member of the stingfish genus. However, what they don't agree on is its species, reports the National Geographic.
The mystery fish could be a striped stingfish, a white goblin or even an undescribed species.
According to the National Geographic, the fish's 'feet' are actually pectoral fins that have separated through evolution. Stingfish and their relatives use these 'pectoral filaments' to probe the mud for worms and crustaceans, according to marine biologist Hiroyuki Motomura.
Scientists agree that it's hard to identify the fish positively without holding a specimen in hand. Click for more trending news