swellshark, Cephaloscyllium ventriosum, inflated - it expand its body to about double its regular size to prevent its predators from pulling it out from rocky reefs, under ledges, and in crevices, California, USA, Pacific Ocean


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Swellshark | Cephaloscyllium ventriosum

swellshark, Cephaloscyllium ventriosum, inflated - it expand its body to about double its regular size to prevent its predators from pulling it out from rocky reefs, under ledges, and in crevices, California, USA, Pacific Ocean
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Mark Conlin

Image dimensions: 4800x3199