What species of fish accompanies this juvenile basking shark?

July 20th, 2011 by Patrick Lyne

Basking Shark was sighted on 13 July 2011 at 18:30 hrs UTC at 51 25742 north and 8 26.600 west.  Water depth was about 85 to 100 metres.

A juvenile basking shark of between 2 and 2.5 metres long is accompanied by an unidentified fish (click image to expand - ©Patrick Lyne)

cropped image of fish to identify (click image to expand ©Patrick Lyne)

fish swimming alongside juvenile basking shark (click image to expand - ©Patrick Lyne)

3 Responses to “What species of fish accompanies this juvenile basking shark?”

  1. Sean R. Van Sommeran

    It reminds me of a Icosteus aenigmaticus, ragfish

  2. Steven Simpson

    Looks very much like a grey mullet

  3. george sedberry

    HYperoglyphe perciformis?

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