Image: Southern Pygmy Leatherjacket - Courtship Behaviour #3

Southern Pygmy Leatherjacket - Courtship Behaviour #3

Male and female (upper fish) Southern Pygmy Leatherjackets in kelp at a depth of 2 m, Quarantine Beach, Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, November 2001. The female's white spots are fading so she may be losing interest in the courtship display of the male.

Photographer:
Erik Schlögl
Rights:
© Erik Schlögl

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Tags Fishes, Ichthyology, Southern Pygmy Leatherjacket, Courtship Behaviour, Brachaluteres jacksonianus, Monacanthidae,