Surgeonfish larva

A surgeon fish (Acanthurid sp.) larva settling on a reef. Fish larvae are highly vulnerable to predation at this stage on the reef. About 1 out of 10 post-larvae survive settlement to become juveniles. Indonesia.

A surgeon fish (Acanthurid sp.) larva settling on a reef. Fish larvae are highly vulnerable to predation at this stage on the reef. About 1 out of 10 post-larvae survive settlement to become juveniles. Indonesia.