Thursday, January 31, 2008

Red-lipped morwong






I see
red-lipped morwongs (Cheilodactylus rubrolabiatus) every time I snorkel in the Marmion Marine Park. They usually swim alone. Their most impressive feature is their red lips if you asked me. You just can't miss them.

The red-lipped morwong in the second photo seemed to have been 'cornered' by three banded toadfish. I wonder what they were up to. A confrontation? I read that the banded toadfish, although small, can get aggressive.

And toadies are poisonous; you can get really ill or die if you eat enough it seems.

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