The armored searobin, Scalicus engyceros, was one of the fishes David Starr Jordan reported among the specimens floating offshore of a 1919 lava flow from Mauna Loa. We photographed this individual during the August 29, 2015, Okeanos Explorer ROV dive off Keahole Point, several miles north of the 1919 lava flow on the Kona Coast of Hawaiʼi Island.

The armored searobin, Scalicus engyceros, was one of the fishes David Starr Jordan reported among the specimens floating offshore of a 1919 lava flow from Mauna Loa. We photographed this individual during the August 29, 2015, Okeanos Explorer remotely operated vehicle dive off Keahole Point, several miles north of the 1919 lava flow on the Kona Coast of Hawaii Island. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana.

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