Luzon Island, Philippines
This colorful little blenny, about 1 1/2 inches long, was reluctant to emerge from its adopted home in the reef. After a few minutes I was able to get a view of this much of its head and body. Blennies are curious, territorial creatures and will follow a diver around the reef, hopping from perch to perch, perhaps hoping for a free meal from the disturbances created in the divers' wake. Blennies are bottom-dwellers, swimming just far enough to arrive at the next perch on the reef.
Jeffrey N. Jeffords (photographer; copyright holder; identification)
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