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Dactoloptena orientalis

Dactoloptena orientalis

C011/1969

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NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Dactoloptena orientalis, flying gurnard, Specimen of the flying gurnard (Dactoloptena orientalis). Contrary to its name this marine fish cannot fly, it uses its big umbrella fins as a defence mechanism to confuse its predators. Black.

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