Larval basslet

Basslet larva (Liopropoma sp.) showing off  its very elongate second dorsal fin spine. The banner distracts potential predators from the body of the larva. It might also function in predator deception, by increasing the apparent size of the larva. Solomon Islands.

Basslet larva (Liopropoma sp.) showing off its very elongate second dorsal fin spine. The banner distracts potential predators from the body of the larva. It might also function in predator deception, by increasing the apparent size of the larva. Solomon Islands.