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Amazing Images: Mandarinfish

Posted by feww on October 29, 2008

As colorful as a butterfly!

Mandarinfish or mandarin dragonet (Synchiropus splendidus) in aquarium-Muséum Liège (Belgium). Credit: Luc Viatour. GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or later.

Native to the Pacific [an area extending from the Ryukyu Islands to northern Australia,] the tiny [6cm long] mandarinfish are reef dwellers, and feed on small crustaceans.

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5 Responses to “Amazing Images: Mandarinfish”

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  2. feww said

    Kudos Luc, they are great photos!

  3. It is natural colors;)

    Another here:

  4. feww said

    It’s authentic. Full details of photography available at

    BTW, a few years from now, photos like these might be the only thing that will remain of these beautiful species!

  5. amazing said

    hey…the pic looks great…is that the original image or a photoshop magic 😉 really colorful !!!

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