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.


Photography enthusiastic, writer, hiker and diving geek from Canberra (and Sydney), Australia. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

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