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Longnose hawkfish (Oxycirrhites typus) perching on a sponge next to a sea whip. This fish feeds on small invertebrates. It inhabits the steep outer slopes of coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific region and can grow up to 10 centimetres in length. A sea whip (red strand) is a colony of small anemone- like creatures. Photographed off Papua New Guinea.
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