Day 667, New Life

Over the last few weeks I have been following the progress of a brooding Tasseled Anglerfish (Rhycherus filamentosus) with a clutch of eggs.

The father is still in his place guarding the clutch and in the last couple of days has started fanning the eggs with his tail. Here four little eggs have become detached from the mass and fallen to the bottom but still very close and probably safe where they are.

On inspection of other eggs I see very small yolks still visible but as they are almost gone hatching should be in a day or two.

Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Day 667, New Life’, 1/80s f14 ISO320 100mm

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