Red Dragonet, colour.
Artwork by Frank Olsen
The red dragonet is a species of dragonet native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean where it occurs at depths of from 70 to 600 metres. This diminutive, bright scarlet and yellow fish is found amongst areas of broken coral rubble that is interspersed with outcrops of soft and stony corals.
Like its close relative, the Scooter Blenny, this species has an interesting method of locomotion, using oversized ventral fins to 'scoot' along the substrate and habitually perch as it feeds on microfauna.
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