MATTHEW OLDFIELD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MATTHEW OLDFIELD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Picturesque dragonet (Synchiropus picturatus). This fish is also known as a mandarinefish. The bright markings on this fish deter predators from eating it as it portrays toxicity. It also uses its markings as a colourful display to attract potential mates. Photographed in Maratua Atoll, off Maratua Island, in the Sulawesi Sea, Indonesia.
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