Peacock flounder camouflaged in sand

Peacock flounder camouflaged in sand

Z605/1018 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 59.2MB

Downloadable file size: 5.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: ALEXIS ROSENFELD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Peacock flounder (Bothus lunatus) camouflaged on a sandy seabed. This fish, also known as the plate fish, inhabits sandy seabeds in tropical regions in the Atlantic Ocean, from Florida, USA, to Brazil in the west, and on the west coast of Africa as well. It can change its colour to match the colour of the sand on which it is resting. It is found down to a depth of about 100 metres and can reach almost 50 centimetres in length. It feeds on smaller fish, crustaceans and octopuses. Photographed off Exuma Island in the Bahamas, in the Caribbean Sea.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: animal, bahamas, biological, biology, bothus lunatus, camouflage, camouflaged, caribbean sea, edible, exuma island, fauna, fish, flatfish, food, hidden, hiding, nature, one, peacock flounder, plate fish, sand, sandy, seabed, seafood, single, underwater, wildlife, zoological, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.