Snailfish are a family of fish that are mostly cold-water species. They kind of resemble a kind of tadpole and tend to rely on curling their tail up and staying motionless as a form of camouflage… when they do that, they almost look like just a blob of slime. I’ve only seen a couple until recently when I’ve been seeing a ton of what I assume are babies or some very tiny species.

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  1. Laura Kushner

    April 23, 2023 at 6:36pm

    OMG! Sooo tiny. That last shot really shows just how small. Very cute. They look a bit like the Papillate Clingfish we see in Bonaire, but the clingfish are a bit bigger (not much).

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      April 23, 2023 at 7:55pm

      The bigger ones I have seen are on the scale of maybe 4-6″ – I don’t know if the white ones I posted here are babies or some other species… but yeah, the one is sitting on a Backscatter wide-angle lens adapter for a TG-6.

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