This perky little fellow is called a Red-spotted Sandperch (Parapercis schauinslandii). He lives on the sand or on rubble slopes, usually at depths greater than 50 feet (15 m). He's a little guy -- only about 5 inches (13 cm) long, but he's a carnivore. He eats other smaller fishes as well as little crustaceans. We love the way these fish literally do perch on their sturdy little pelvic fins. I photographed this one at Honaunau Bay, Hawaii.Bobbie
Wow..thanks for the introduction of this marine fish :) It's not a Weekend;It's a Lifestyle
It's amazing to me how a fish can seem to have so much expression in it's face! Adorable!
Heay Bobbie, that's a lovely shot. :)
What a sweet little tihng! Hard to believe he's a meateater. I'll keep my fingers out of the water!I've posted my Wordless Wednesday entry here and hope you'll drop by for a visit:http://writteninc.blogspot.com/2008/01/wordless-wednesday-monopolizing-car.htmlHope you have a wonderful WW!All the best,Carmi
Your fishies are beautiful as always. It's been freaking cold here. A couple days at -39F, but it has warmed up. You know you have reached maximum winter decompression when -1F seems warm. Happy WW.
He looks like he has something to say! Another great shot! Happy WW!
You always have the most amazing creatures of the water underworld ! This one is good for my mood it makes me laugh !Thanks for your good wishes, I feel better today after all this tea with honey I swallowed !
Red-spotted Sandperch what a cool little guy!I love your photos! Have I said that before lol!!
He looks a bit stunned maybe the flash...how cute is ...I love the little neons (tiny little tropical fish)Hi there blue...Can I add you to my blogroll :)AC
Great photo. That fish doesn't really look like a fish. Not exactly. But it's awesome.
@ Napaboaniya - I'm pleased to have made the introduction!@ Drowsey - It is an expressive little face, isn't it?@ CK - Hi, and thank you, and welcome back to The Right Blue.@ Carmi - I don't think he'd really go after your fingers. He likes to eat itty-bitty stuff.@ Cathy (tundra) - I love your photos, too -- although I can't imagine being outside taking photos in the arctic -- but that's just me!!!@ Ann -- If he could speak, I wonder what he'd say to us.@ Gattina - Good if it made you laugh, and I do hope you are feeling better.@ Roger -- I think you have said that before, but thank you again. :-D@ Aussie - LOL, maybe he is stunned. Hadn't thought of that. (And yes of COURSE you can add me to your blogroll -- like you'd have to ask!)@ Cheerio - Welcome to The Right Blue. Hopoe you'll come back and visit again.Bobbie
Marvellous photo. I had not heard of that fish before. Thanks for sharing and have a happy WW!
That little fish really does look like he is just waiting for something to swim by. Guess he is waiting for dinner.
Oah, it looks so adorable~~
Well, doesn't he look like a math professor (or maybe science)? Nice one!
Hi Bobbie,The face of the fish is funny. Looks grouchy but it is suitable for a carnivore! Hahaha...Serena
Hi Bobbie. How are you doing? Hope everything's great out there.Your pic looks good, as usual. It wouldn't hurt me right?Happy WW.
That's one great shot!
Great pictures on this blog! I love the underwater world, my husband used to dive when I met him, I kind of fell in love under water!
It is very funny that he can stand on his little pelvic fins. He is pretty cute.
Very cool photo! Great shot. :)
He's a cute little guy - nice shot.Thanks for your visit and kind words! All the best,Chris
I love oceanography! Great picture!
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Hey Guys, Small predators like this one are always fun to photograph. They are brazen enough to stay in view long enough to get a photo, but sometimes run for cover just as you press your shutter button!Here is my Wednesday pic: Elephant Ear Coral
Wonderful photo! And I love your blog!(Have you ever considered contributing to the modulator's Friday Ark? It's here and another one is coming up in just two days!)
Looks like a nice snack for my cat.. LOL
That is very cool!! Never seen such a fish before.
Mmm... unprocessed fish sticks... (Homer Simpson)Beautiful picture, as usual.My post is here. Have a happy WW!
That's a very cool looking fish!Happy WW :-)
For some reason his posture makes me think he is trying to look bigger than he is (and I don't know why I'm thinking it's a male fish :). He looks like he's protecting something. Great shot! I need to come by here more often. Visiting your site is like taking a vacation without leaving my desk.Happy WW!!
That is a seriously cool looking fish. I so enjoy your pictures.Happy WW
Reminds me of the carnivorous fish we had when I was a kid. The dad fishes ate the babies and sometimes everyone else. Nice photo.
I love ocean life, I am going on a tropical vacation in feb. so I will be snorkeling and scuba diving...maybe Ill see one of these little guys.Happy WW, thanks for visiting today! Kyla
Ugh! The fish "looks" like it wants to come and kiss you with those big lips and rolling eyes... reminds me a little of the fairy tale Frog King (although it has nothing to do with).Happy WW, Tina
Great shot! Thanks for sharing this, I learned something. Happy WW.
It's so pretty I can't believe the little guy is a carnivore. Happy WW.
hqdo you love fishes? i like the shot
Neat image, this little guy looks like he could hold his own, love the patterns in it.
Is that on Wakiki, Bobby? I've been there if it is...Isn't Hawaii fantastic for finding these beautiful reefs and fishes? Thanks for visiting my WW post. :)
brilliant choice for today's wordless!happy ww!
stunning image - brilliant detail.I am in awe of this capture.
How cute...what a pretty fish:) Happy WW and thanks for stopping by.
@ Jams - I'm not surprised you hadn't heard of this fish. It's not that common, except in a few places.@ Shannon - These little guys are ALWAYS looking for a meal. LOL.@ Martie - Hmm, that's a different description.@ Serena - So you think he looks grouchy? Maybe he's just annoyed at the photographer.@ Zam - No, he wouldn't hurt you.@ Jientje - It's easy to fall in love underwater.@ Daisy - Yes, he's pretty good at standing on his short little fins.@ Christopher S. - Yes, if you are like me, you probably have more photos of fish tails than you'd like.@ Alice - I had not heard of Friday Ark, but I will look into it. Thanks for the tip.@ Atomik K. - Yeah, my cat would probably make short work of this guy, too.@ Gabriel - LOL at "unprocessed fish sticks"@ Harlekwin - He probably is protecting his turf -- or THINKS he is.@ Pete - That carnivorous fish of yours certainly was a brute to eat his own young!@ Kyla - Good for you. Hope you see a lot of wonderful things underwater.@ Tina - We can only imagine what would happen if someone kissed this sandperch. Who knows -- maybe he would turn into a prince.@ Francine - Yes, we do love fishes around here -- and other little marine critters, too. ;-}@ Mary (the teach) - No, you must be thinking of Hanauma Bay. This photo was taken at Honaunau Bay, which along the southwest shore of the Big Island of Hawaii. (I know that those Hawaiian names often look/sound alike.)And to all the rest of you, too -- thanks so much for visiting and for your complimentary comments on the photo.Bobbie
Small but terrible, eh? Another great photo and information on sea creatures from you. Thanks and Happy WW.
very cool looking fish! Happy WW
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