Image: Pelican Flounder larva, Chascanopsetta sp.

Pelican Flounder larva, Chascanopsetta sp.

A larval pelican flounder (approx. 6 cm long) photographed at night at a depth of about 6 m, off Kona, Hawaii, October 2007. The bottom depth at the site was approximately 1600 m to 2300 m.

Photographer:
Matthew D'Avella
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

Dr A. Fukui (School of Marine Science and Technology, Tokai University, Japan) identified the fish as a species of Chascanopsetta, one of the Pelican Flounders. It is one of the two species know from Hawaii, either C. crumeralis or C. prorigera.

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Tags Fishes, Ichthyology, Pelican Flounder, Pelican Flounder larva, Chascanopsetta lugubris, Bothidae, larva,