Trumpetfish with a queen parrotfish

Trumpetfish with a queen parrotfish

Z605/1606

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Caption

Trumpetfish (Aulostomus maculatus) shadowing a queen parrotfish (Scarus vetula), supermale, in order to approach prey unseen. Trumpetfish are known to use larger fish as camouflage, shadowing them until they find the right time to strike their prey. Its long mouth acts as a vacuum that sucks up small animals by expanding to a size equal to the diameter to the body. Photographed in Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean, Atlantic Ocean.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

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