Unidentified lefteye flounders

This is not nudibranch or sea slug

» If you find this species has been misidentified, please let us know

Unidentified lefteye flounders from Redang, Malaysia
Identification verified by Richard Willan

Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Richard Willan: What an unusual juvenile flatfish (Pisces: family Bothidae). It has a strong mimetic resemblance to a flatworm or a nudibranch in its colouration and probably in the way it moves along, so it is no surprise a novice diver or underwater predator would confuse them.

Comment from the photographer: Is it a flatworm or something else - with one spike and a little tail?

Location:Redang, Malaysia
Photographer:Sabine Rock
Camera:Olympus C5060 Wide ZoomView EXIF properties
Taken on:April 14, 2008
Viewed:1223 times
Posted:8 years ago
Updated:8 years ago

« Platydoris dierythros | Other photos verified by Richard Willan | Hypselodoris whitei »


Scientific Classification

Species:Unidentified lefteye flounders