Image: Warty Prowfish at Popes Eye

Warty Prowfish at Popes Eye

A Warty Prowfish, Aetapcus maculatus, at Popes Eye, Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, 30 March 1988. Note the cloud of milky fluid being ejected from near the opercular opening.

Bill Boyle
© Bill Boyle


This image shows the fish after it had ejected a larger cloud of fluid (top right image) and then quickly swum down to the bottom.

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Aetapcus maculatus, Warty Prowfish, Pataecidae,