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Unicorn Leatherjacket

Aluterus monoceros


Photo take at -40 ft on a algae bed near a coral reef. Around 70 cm long thin is one of Filefish , Big eye and very small mouth special to eating alga's on ocean floor, fins turns black to prevent any approach.


Found around the world in subtropical oceans between latitudes 43° N and 35° S, at depths down to 50 m usually is algae bottoms.

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Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Thanks Marta is very very rare I can say i was super look whit this one :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Thanks Maria :):):)

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Wow! This one I did not get to see when I was in Cozumel.
¡Que bonito pez!

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Lovely series!

Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Spotted on Dec 22, 2012
Submitted on Dec 22, 2012

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