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Red Sea Moses sole

Pardachirus marmoratus


I took this photo while we diving in the red sea, Egypt.



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Mohammed Al-Saleh
Mohammed Al-Saleh 6 years ago

Thanks for all.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 6 years ago

Super spotting! Congrats!
Would be a nice addition to the Biodiversity in Egypt mission:
as well as the Red Sea Marine Life mission:

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 6 years ago

Congratulations Mohammed! Such a fascinating creature!

Brian38 6 years ago

Congrats Mohammed on a well deserved SOTD!

DanielePralong 6 years ago

Congratulations Mohammed, your Red Sea Moses sole is our Spotting of the Day:

"This quite extraordinary looking Red Sea Moses sole (Pardachirus marmoratus) is our Spotting of the Day! Like all other true soles (family Soleidae), the Red Sea Moses sole (also known as speckled sole) starts its life as a bilaterally symmetric larva, with an eye on each side of the head. Later in development, the left eye moves onto the right side of the head. Several species in the genus Pardachirus secrete a toxin as a defensive mechanism against predators such as sharks".



Mohammed Al-Saleh
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Mohammed Al-Saleh


Spotted on Aug 29, 2017
Submitted on Apr 14, 2018

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