Fluorescent yellow lizardfish, Synodus sp

Fluorescent yellow lizardfish, Synodus sp

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Credit: LOUISE MURRAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Species of lizardfish lies in wait for passing fish while half buried in the sand. By day the fish is almost invisibly camouflaged, but the ultraviolet blue light reveals bright green fluorescent skin. Tondoba Bay, Marsa Alam, Red Sea, Egypt

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Keywords: ambush predator, bluelight, camouflage, dark, diving, egypt, fluorescence, fluorescent, lizardfish, marsa alam, night, photography, photopigment, pigment, red sea, synodus sp., tondoba bay, ultraviolet, underwater

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