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Meet the Whalefish Family

The tapetail is the larva of the family. It transforms into either a male (bignose) or female whalefish.
Composite by Dave Johnson/Smithsonian Institution

Whalefish mystery solved! The tapetail is the larva of the family. It transforms into either a male (bignose) or female whalefish. The family name is Cetomimidae.

Tags: Larvae