Image: Mosaic Leatherjacket close up

Mosaic Leatherjacket close up

A Mosaic Leatherjacket at Kurnell, Sydney, New South Wales, 1 June 2013.

Photographer:
Gaetano Gargiulo
Rights:
© Gaetano Gargiulo

Notes

Gaetano wrote "I observed several leatherjackets with wounds like the one on the face of this fish. I probably was able to count more than 10 in 2 dives."

Leatherjacket expert Dr Barry Hutchins wrote "This seems to be a concentration of the normal mucous that covers the scales. Perhaps it concentrates in areas which have been damaged or scratched when feeding."

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