Image: Mark with Yellowfin Leatherjacket

Mark with Yellowfin Leatherjacket

Fish Collection Manager, Mark McGrouther holding a Yellowfin Leatherjacket. The fish was collected during the Sydney Ports sampling project in May 2001.

Photographer:
Sally Reader
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

The reason for Mark's 'pained' expression, is that he had just extracted a Leatherjacket Louse from the fish. The crater in the fish's belly marks the spot from which the parasite was removed.

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Tags Mark McGrouther, Leatherjacket Louse, Yellow-finned Leatherjacket, Meuschenia trachylepis, Monacanthidae, Sydney Harbour,