Pygmy Leatherjacket at Shiprock

These little fish (Pygmy Leatherjackets) are about the size of a fifty cent coin, and are gemerally quite timid. This one is a juvenile, with more pronounced orange spots.

Their basic defence strategy appears to be to look like some floating seaweed.

Shiprock, in Sydney’s south, is a great divesite for small life, and these pygmy leatherjackets are regularly spotted by keen eyed divers.

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