Image: Larval Pelican Flounder

Larval Pelican Flounder

A 12 cm long larval Pelican Flounder, Chascanopsetta sp. (AMS I.39460-001). When alive, the white areas were transparent.

Carl Bento
© Australian Museum


Only one pigmented eye is visible in the image. The other circular area is an air bubble trapped below the operculum (gill cover). The large orange loop is the gut of the fish. The anus lies at the end of the projection of the gut at the lower left of the loop. Many larval fishes have guts that extend beyond the margin of the body.

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Tags Fishes, Ichthyology, Pelican Flounder, Chascanopsetta lugubris, Larval, Bothidae, clear,