LIONEL, TIM & ALISTAIR / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY LIONEL, TIM & ALISTAIR / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Jewel fairy basslet (Pseudanthias squamipinnis). This is a territorial fish that inhabits coral reefs throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific region. Males, which can grow to twice the size of the females, keep harems in well-defended territories on the reef. The fairy basslet, or sea goldie, feeds mainly on plankton. The males can reach 15 centimetres in length.
Model release not required. Property release not required.