Image: Common Redmouth Whalefish, Rondeletia loricata

Common Redmouth Whalefish, Rondeletia loricata

A Common Redmouth Whalefish, Rondeletia loricata, (AMS I.42718-001) caught during the NORFANZ expedition in a midwater trawl between the surface and 2000 m, north-west of Norfolk Island, Tasman Sea, May 2003. The pink areas on the nape and cheek are missing the overlying skin. This damage was caused by the trawl net.

Photographer:
Mark McGrouther
Rights:
© NORFANZ Founding Parties

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Tags fisehs, fishes, ichthyology, Rondeletiidae, Common Redmouth Whalefish, Rondeletia loricata,

2 comments

Mark McGrouther - 3.03 PM, 27 March 2012

Hi randys.  It's an impressive specimen.  Many really great specimens were collected during the NORFANZ expedition.  It was a privilage to have been part of it.

randys - 3.03 AM, 27 March 2012
This is quite possibly the best preserved specimen I have ever seen. WOW!

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