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Scalyhead sculpin, Artedius harringtoni

Scalyhead sculpin, Artedius harringtoni, California hydrocoral, Stylaster californicus
A scalyhead sculpin (Artedius harringtoni) that appears to be fairly
adept at crossing its eyes. This animal's camouflage is defeated by the backdrop
of California hydrocoral (Stylaster californicus). However, there is an
abundance of potential prey hiding within the hydrocoral branches which may make
the risk of venturing out into plain view one worth taking.

    "East Pinnacles", Carmel Bay, California
    October 8, 2006

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