Image: Sculptured Seamoth at Edithburg Jetty

Sculptured Seamoth at Edithburg Jetty

A 6-7 cm long Sculptured Seamoth, Pegasus lancifer, at Edithburg Jetty, South Australia, 9 November 2012.

David Muirhead
© David Muirhead


David reported that "This very odd fish moved like a nudibranch or gastropod shell, gliding very slowly and at a constant speed over sand for short stints then suddenly stopping. It took me a while to realise it was a fish and not a limpet-like shell."

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Tags Sculptured Seamoth, Pegasus lancifer, Pegasidae, fishes, ichthyology, marine, brown, white, flattened, pointed snout,