|Xystreurys liolepis (Fantail Sole)|
Posted by Chris on November 27, 2007 at 18:30:57:|
I took these pictures of a Xystreurys liolepis (Fantail Sole) last Saturday afternoon November 24, 2007 just East of Johnson Rock at Catalina Island. I first thought this was a Paralichthys californicus (California Halibut) because it was large (75 cm in length), however my first impression was wrong.
The area had many Hemisquilla californiensis (Mantis Shrimp) holes. I even got pictures of a couple of Mantis Shrimp. This was especially interesting because the FishBase page on Xystreurys liolepis says they feed almost exclusively on crustaceans.
©2007 Chris Grossman, diver.net
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