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A juvenile scrawled filefish (Aluterus scriptus) found within the mass of sargassum

A juvenile scrawled filefish (Aluterus scriptus) found within the mass of sargassum. It’s cryptic coloring helps it avoid preditors as it lives among the tangled mass of floating algae. This species may grow as long as two to three feet in length.

Photo Category: Ocean exploration - Fish
Photo Location: South Atlantic Bight, Southeast United States

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Author: Bruce Moravchik, NOAA/Islands in the Stream Expedition 2002. NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration/ NOAA

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