Image: Juvenile Fanbelly Leatherjacket

Juvenile Fanbelly Leatherjacket

A small juvenile Fanbelly Leatherjacket, Monacanthus chinensis, in the Gold Coast Seaway, Queensland, 19 September 2013. 

Photographer:
Deb Aston
Rights:
© Deb Aston

Notes

Leatherjacket expert, Dr Barry Hutchins said "Juvenile Monacanthus chinensis can possess a variety of colours depending on the background. The length of the filaments usually varies with age, but some quite large individuals have been found with prominent filaments."

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