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Arnoglossus laterna

(Walbaum, 1792)

Rudolf Svensen Nikon D300, Subal Housing, 2 subtronic flashes, 60 mm Micro Nikkor, f/20, shutter 1/125, ISO 250 Larvae of Scaldfish (Arnoglossus laterna) captured in a fjord on the South-West coast of Norway in November 2011

Chet King Fantastic!

Christian Skauge Cool... so you got it confirmed?

Rudolf Svensen Yes, from Denmark. The red horn is not a parasite, but the first spine in the dorsal fin.

Christian Skauge Very cool - and strange :-)

Edwin van der Sande indeed... strange and very cool!!

Ken Thongpila Wow! Amazing... It is very exotic shot for me. Keep on coming please... Always love to see different marine life from everywhere :-)

Sylvie Omnès Incredible shot !

Matthew Shepherd That is fantastic. I love how you can see the digestion track so easily. Well done

Rivo Malonda woww....great......

Jörg Menge Wow

Rudolf Svensen Thank you all for your kind comments.

Udi Golan Great and cool.

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 25 Dec 2011
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Chordata (Phylum)
    Vertebrata (Subphylum)
      Gnathostomata (Superclass)
        Pisces (Superclass)
          Actinopterygii (Class)
            Pleuronectiformes (Order)
              Bothidae (Family)
                Arnoglossus (Genus)
                  Arnoglossus laterna (Species)
Associated Species