Sapphirine gurnard fish

Sapphirine gurnard fish

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Credit: PETER SCOONES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Sapphirine gurnard (Chelidonichthys lucerna) or tub gurnard fish. This fish uses its colouration to camouflage against predators, on gravel seabeds. It uses modified fins as legs, on which it rests and locates food. It feeds on fish, crustaceans and molluscs. Sappharine gurnard grow up to 75 centimetres in length and can weight up to 6 kilograms. Photographed off the British Isles.

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