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43.9 x 29.5 cm ⏐ 17.3 x 11.6 in (300dpi)
GEORGETTE DOUWMA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY GEORGETTE DOUWMA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Giant kelpfish (Heterostichus rostratus) in a giant kelp forest (Macrocystis pyrifera) coast of southern USA and Mexico inhabiting, kelp forests. It is able to change colour to blend in with its surroundings. This fish, which can reach lengths of 60 centimetres, feeds on small crustaceans, molluscs and fish. Photographed off California, USA.
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