Unidentified lefteye flounders

This is not nudibranch or sea slug

Unidentified lefteye flounders
Photographed by: Sabine Rock

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Pleuronectiformes
Family:Bothidae
Species:Unidentified lefteye flounders

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #6116
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.

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Unidentified lefteye flounders from Redang, MalaysiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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