Image: Mosaic Leatherjacket close up
A Mosaic Leatherjacket at Kurnell, Sydney, New South Wales, 1 June 2013.
- Gaetano Gargiulo
- © Gaetano Gargiulo
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."