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.

Sally Reader
© Australian Museum


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.

Last Updated:

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