Larval Common Black Dragonfish (Idiacanthus atlanticus)
The eyes of the larval black dragonfish are carried on long stalks. This is believed to increase its field of vision, assisting in finding prey and avoiding predators. As it matures, the fish’s eyes retreat into a socket.
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Maria Sibylla Merian
Raupen wunderbare Verwandelung und sonderbare Blumennahrung , 1730