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Two-spotted hawkfish (Amblycirrhitus bimacula) hiding inside a giant clam (Tridacna gigas). The two-spotted hawkfish, which reaches lengths of 8.5 centimetres, is found near coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific region. It is a rare fish often found hiding in nooks and crevices. The giant clam is a bivalve mollusc that is found in shallow tropical waters. It feeds by filtering food particles from the water. Photographed off Papua New Guinea.
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