Gallery quality underwater photographic print by Paul Waldeck, available framed or unframed in several sizes.
The Spotgill Cardinalfish is a member of the a very large family of small reef fish. While most Cardinalfish seek shelter in the protection of hard branching corals, this species hides among the stinging cells of the long spined Sea Urchin (Echinothrix diadema). The spines of the urchin help to protect the Cardinalfish from predators
Cardinalfish are one of the few species in which the males incubate egg masses in their mouths.
Photographed in the Solomon Islands