ALEXIS ROSENFELD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ALEXIS ROSENFELD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Sea goldie fish (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) swimming amongst coral. These territorial fish, also called scalefin anthias, are found on coral reefs throughout the tropical Indo- Pacific region. They are sexually dimorphic (males and females look different). The females (seen here) have orange to yellow scales with a purple stripe across the cheek, while the males have purple scales. Both have an orange stripe across the cheek. These fish feed mainly on plankton. Photographed in the Red Sea, at St John's Reef off the coast of southern Egypt.
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