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30/43.- Gorontalo, diving

The Dead Leaf Batfish or Orbicular Batfish, Platax orbicularis, hides itself among the mangrove's dead leafs. My divemaster pointed at this one from our boat. It took me several minutes to see it was a fish. It does look exactly like a dead leaf from outside the water. It is its way of protecting from birds of prey.

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