Greater Soapfish

Greater Soapfish

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Credit: John Maraventano/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Greater Soapfish (Rypticus saponaceus) can grow to 13 inches. They are solitary and inactive, feeding at night on small fishes. They secrete a soap-like toxic mucus. Photographed in Grand Cayman.

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