mandarinfish #10 [182K]

In an uncommon moment away from the bottom, this two-inch (5 cm) mandarinfish presents an exaggerated facade with its colorful array of glorious, ornate fins. Research has shown a posture similar to this in examples of male-to-male aggression and courtship displays. 

Synchiropus splendidus

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