Image: Young male Sixspine Leatherjacket

Young male Sixspine Leatherjacket

A developing male Sixspine Leatherjacket at a depth of 14 m, Montague Island, New South Wales, January 2000. Note that the central blotch on the side of the body is starting to become discernible.

Erik Schlögl
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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Meuschenia freycineti, Sixspine Leatherjacket, male, young, Monacanthidae, blue, yellow-blotches, coastal reef, seagrass bed, offshore reef, 30 cm - 1 m,