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Larva of Zanclus cornutus (Linnaeus, 1758) - (family:Zanclidae)

This is larva of Zanclus cornutus (Linnaeus, 1758).
Total length about 50mm. I still have never encountered any more small size. They usually appear near the surface of water. The body is semi-transparent, it has appeared faintly black pattern. 3rd spine of dorsal fin is extended. Perceptible bumps of located above adult eye does not exist.

Larva of Zanclus cornutus
Larva of Zanclus cornutus (Linnaeus, 1758) TL:50mm
Larva of Zanclus cornutus
Larva of Zanclus cornutus (Linnaeus, 1758) TL:50mm

Nakabo, T. (ed.), 2013. Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species, third edition. Tokai University Press, Kanagawa, Pp, 2428. (3-Volume Set)  (in Japanese).

Okiyama M. (ed), 2014. An Atlas of Early Stage Fishes in Japan Second Edition Tokai University Press, Japan. :Pp,1912. (in Japanese).

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