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Contact: John Gibbons
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Larva

Caption: The larva at the center of this study. The scientists recognized it as a member of the sea bass family Serranidae but were intrigued by its seven very elongate dorsal-fin spines.

Credit: Cedric Guigand, University of Miami

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