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This week in Fish: Flatworm mimic and shark teeth

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 05 Nov 2010

This week we show an amazing example of mimicry.  We feature a range of shark teeth, look at a Tubemouth and show images of larval sole.  Thank you as always to all contributors.

Whiteblotched Sole, Soleichthys maculosus

Nils Anthes © Nils Anthes

Is it a fish or a flatworm?

A juvenile Whiteblotched Sole, Soleichthys maculosus  that mimics a Flatworm, Pseudobiceros scintillatus.

Shark stuff:

Greynurse Shark up close
Greynurse Shark, Carcharias taurus
Tiger Shark jaws in box
Tiger Shark teeth
Tooth from a Greynurse Shark

Tubemouth images:

Tubemouth in a weed bed
Head of a Tubemouth

How to record the movements of a larval fish:

An image of Amanda Hay and Jeff Leis larval fish following underwater.

Larval flatfish illustrations:

4 mm larval sole Aseraggodes sp.
11.6 mm larval sole Aseraggodes sp.

Clark's Anemonefish:

Two great images of Clark's Anemonefish, Amphiprion clarkii, were submitted by MattD in the comments at the bottom of the Orange-fin Anemonefish page.

Tags fishes, ichthyology, sole, flatworm, shark, teeth, Tubemouth,