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Lophius litulon

(Jordan, 1902)


Yuji Izumi FUJIFILM FinePix F30 2.8  1/1000  ISO:100 露出補正:-2 英名: Yellow goosefish、Angler fish; 学名: Lophius litulon (Jordan)

Ron Silver Any chance the ID was mixed up? Does not appear to be a goosefish or anglerfish.

Shane Siers Wow, what a strange creature

Uwe Schmolke Never seen this follow. Great capture. Where is it taken?

Yuji Izumi Ron > I am sorry. Uploaded three consecutive times. Then, the first two times disappeared

Yuji Izumi Shane > Sounds like extraterrestrial life

Yuji Izumi Uwe > I took this. Yamaguchi Prefecture of Japan, Sea of Japan

Stuart Westmorland Lovely image!

Yuji Izumi Stuart > Thank you ! ^^

Adrian Collier Wow, cool!

Roger Anderson wondeful

Ilse Merz great shot!

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 02 May 2013
Yuji Izumi EOS40D + EF100mm F2.8 + MDX-40D + YS-110×2 Tv:1/250 Av:5.6 ISO:100 ホワイトバランス:太陽光

Sheamus Whelan SPECIES Please.......Great shot!!!

Yuji Izumi Sheamus > Thank you !!! This is Lophius litulon (yg). Lophiiformes

Claudia Girard Wow

Yuji Izumi Claudia > Thank you !!

Bahar Gok wow!!

Sheamus Whelan Just Googled it...... It must me a Juvenile of One of The Monkfish....... I encountered them many times while learning to Dive in my Homeland...Ireland....Back in the 70's....Adults, of course... And somethimes HUGE!... I would send this to Universities Worldwide, Yuji.......... a Somewhat, in mant respects, a Unique Image...........I am SURE if it!!!..............

Michel Carpentier On dirait une "fleur"...

Yuji Izumi Sheamus > I am a beginner in English. I'm sorry. I did not know better towards the end of the message. There are many adult fish of the angler, but juveniles are rare? In the Sea of Japan, you can see the appearance of a juvenile from time to time. I will put photos of the other. Please look also.

Yuji Izumi Michel > Merci. Est-ce comme une fleur en effet.

Sheamus Whelan Yugi....... Dont Worry about Lack of Language....... We are All One Family!!! We will Work It Out......Our Photos and Comments Say it all....... Man I am Irish Living Inn Australia, my accent has always been a problem, even after almost 28 years..........RELAX....................

Yuji Izumi Sheamus > Thank you !!!

Sheamus Whelan I know.......... Read my message............

Suzan Meldonian Yuji, where are you diving that you find such unusual creatures? Really wonderful! Suzan Meldonian

Yuji Izumi Suzan > Thank you !!! I took a picture in Oomijima , in Yamaguchi Prefecture , in the Sea of Japan. ⇒ https://maps.google.co.jp/maps?q=%E5%B1%B1%E5%8F%A3%E7%9C%8C&hl=ja&ie=UTF8&sll=36.5626,136.362305&sspn=38.353643,86.572266&brcurrent=3,0x3544c719765a8ffd:0x490cbcc25354e270,1&brv=25.1-fa8ed276_c3147e72_ccf32e81_040c821b_76b35545&hnear=%E5%B1%B1%E5%8F%A3%E7%9C%8C&t=m&z=9

Message posted on UWphotographers on 27 Jun 2012
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Chordata (Phylum)
    Vertebrata (Subphylum)
      Gnathostomata (Superclass)
        Pisces (Superclass)
          Actinopterygii (Class)
            Lophiiformes (Order)
              Lophiidae (Family)
                Lophius (Genus)
                  Lophius litulon (Species)
Associated Species