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Klein's butterflyfish (Chaetodon kleinii) next to a gorgonian (sea fan). This fish, also known as a sunburst butterflyfish, inhabits tropical seas to a depth of around 60 metres. It feeds mainly on coral polyps. A sea fan is a coral-like colony of polyps that form a tough structure (red) around themselves for protection and support. Photographed at Misool, Raja Empat, West Papua, Indonesia.
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