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Tinselfish (Grammicolepis brachiusculus)

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Sculling along in triggerfish-fashion, the Tinselfish (Grammicolepis brachiusculus) hovers as brown dead Lophelia coral is collected, along with a pencil urchin (Cidaris rugosa) and patches of blue desmacollid sponge. With its tubular mouth permanently frozen open, the Tinselfish vacuums up small crustaceans living on Lophelia.


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