Clingfish

Long-snout Clingfish or Urchin Clingfish

 

Long-snout Clingfish or Urchin Clingfish (Diademichthys lineatus), female. (Anilao, Philippines)

Females have a longer and finer snout than males. This sexual dimorphism induce a difference between male and female diet, so the adult female, having a longer snout, eats more often small bivalves and shrimp’s eggs than the adult male, which eat more frequently tube feet.

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