bluestriped fangblenny, plagiotremus rhinorhynchos,
bluestriped Fangblenny, plagiotremus rhinorhynchos, Until a few years ago, the only known animal that could switch between different acts was the amazing mimic octopus, now we know of another one ,the bluestriped Fangblenny that can change from one to the other at will. It uses the non-mimicking colours to blend in with shoals of other fish. If it is mimicking it has a black body and an electric blue stripe that mimics the cleaner wrasse.
picture taken at Raja Ampat
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