Further to More About Peculiar Colour Patterns in Fish, David Muirhead recently sighted yet another Moonlighter with an unusual pattern on its side.

David photographed this Moonlighter during a dive at Carrickalinga on 16th April 2022: –

Here is a cropped version of the photo: –

This photo shows the normal patterning on the side of a Moonlighter: –

David calls the dive site Dunny Block Reef due to it being off shore from the toilet block at Carrickalinga Beach on Gold Coast Drive.

My thanks go to David Muirhead for passing these photos on to us.

By Steve Reynolds

Steve Reynolds is the current President of MLSSA and is a long-standing member of the Society. Steve was a keen diver, underwater explorer & photographer before illness struck. He is chief author of the Society's extensive back catalogue of newsletters and journals.

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