Mandarinfish (Synchiropus splendidus) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Mandarinfish

Mandarinfish (Synchiropus splendidus)
Mandarinfish (Synchiropus splendidus)
Credit: Emmy Ahlen
Mandarinfish (Synchiropus splendidus)
Mandarinfish (Synchiropus splendidus)
Credit: Emmy Ahlen
Mandarinfish (Synchiropus splendidus)
Mandarinfish (Synchiropus splendidus)
Credit: Emmy Ahlen
Mandarinfish (Synchiropus splendidus)
Mandarinfish (Synchiropus splendidus)
Credit: Emmy Ahlen
Mandarinfish (Synchiropus splendidus)
Mandarinfish (Synchiropus splendidus)
Credit: Emmy Ahlen
Mandarinfish Synchiropus splendidus
Description

Mandarinfish (Synchiropus splendidus) are extremely-colourful and equally popular reef fish in the western Pacific and Coral Triangle. They're small bottom feeders that do not swim fast. Therefore its main defence is toxins made clear by its bright colours.

Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes (Perch-Like Fish)
Family: Callionymidae (Dragonet)
Genus: Synchiropus (Synchiropus)
Species: Synchiropus splendidus
Size
Average Size: 5 centimetres

Mandarinfish - Where Can You Find Them When Scuba diving?

Thailand

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Maldives

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Myanmar/Burma

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Malaysia

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