Summer returned, and all kinds of juveniles returned to the coastal areas of the Northwest Pacific Ocean. Of course, the first to be reported were the larvae of all kinds of swallow fish (Platax sp.). In green, phytoplankton-growing harbors, occasionally small groups of pointed-finned swallow Platax TEIRA can be seen swimming in the water. They move very slowly, but very few big fish attack them. After all, swallow fins are very large; in addition to pointed-finned swallow, another kind of swallow heart quietly appears in the harbor. In the harbour, there are all kinds of garbage, algae and leaves floating on the water, but not all of them are real, just like the larvae of the round-eyed swallow Platax orbicularis, which are disguised as dead leaves and can not be found without careful observation.
Fig. 1 and 2: Juveniles of the pointed-finned swallow Platax TEIRA
Figures 2 and 3: Juveniles of Platax orbicularis