Morrison's Dragonet (Synchiropus morrisoni)

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Description

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Found singly, pairs or in small schools amongst algae covered rocks of coral and seaward reefs.
They feed on benthic invertebrates and zooplankton.
Length - 8cm
Depth - 10-40m
Widespread Western Pacific

Males have a taller more elaborate first Dorsal Fin which erects intermittently when moving around and for mating.
Every evening at sunset these beautiful fish rise up from the bottom to perform their dancing ritual before mating. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Synchiropus-morrisoni.html

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