Image: Rough Leatherjacket fungal infection

Rough Leatherjacket fungal infection

Fungal infection on the body and dorsal fin of a Rough Leatherjacket.  The fish was photographed at a depth 10 m, Shelly beach, Sydney, New South Wales, 25 January 2013.

Gaetano Dario Gargiulo
© Gaetano Dario Gargiulo


Thank you to Barry Hutchins who stated "It is a fungal type of growth that I have seen on numerous monacanthids. I have found individuals of Meuschenia galii almost completely covered in it."

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Tags Rough Leatherjacket, Scobinichthys granulatus, Monacanthidae, fishes, ichthyology, fungus,