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Juvenile Harlequin Sweetlips

Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides

Description:

Juveniles are brown with large white blotches and have a strange undulating way of swimming, possibly mimicking poisonous flatworms as a means of camouflage.

Notes:

So difficult to have a clear pic of this beautiful creature. Too bad I was not able to shoot a video of its swimming style. Next time though :-)

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Eric Noora
Spotted by
Eric Noora

Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Sep 3, 2011
Submitted on Sep 7, 2011

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