Pineapple Fish

Posted by ChrisRoss on Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:14 am

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Pineapple Fish  Cleidopus gloriamaris

A pineapple fish hiding under a ledge, these fish are nocturnal and found in caves and under ledges and overhangs in the day, they have bioluminescent spot near the eye to assist with hunting and  are quite heavily armoured.   They are only regularly seen at one site in Sydney which is an aquatic reserve.  The resemblance to a pineapple is complete down to the curved spine on each segment.  The specific name means "glory of the seas".

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by SantaFeJoe on Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:54 am
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The similarity is remarkable! What is to the right of the fish? That’s interesting too.

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by Paul Rossi on Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:24 pm
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Very cool capture and explanation. Love it.

by Tom Whelan on Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:14 pm
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Fine portrait, it does look like a pineapple.

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by ChrisRoss on Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:39 pm
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The thing to the right is a pencil urchin, also hiding out till the night shift
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by Matthew Pugh on Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:58 pm
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A splendid shot as always - might have been fun to include that other spiky chap and made a panoramic shot

Thanks for the enjoyable view

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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:46 am
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Very cool capture- what a wonder to see! Love the infinite variety in nature and what you find in the deep-now why would a fish look like a pineapple?! Obviously spikes and tough "Armor" is functional, but it is an interesting resemblance to the fruit. Thanks for sharing.
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