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Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

A Blue-lined Sabretooth Blenny (Plagiotremus rhinorhynchos), also commonly known as a Bluestriped Fangblenny, looks out of its burrow in a coral reef. These aggressive blennies feed on the skin and scales of other fish and they have been known to bite divers. The name 'fang blenny' or 'sabre-tooth blenny' come from the large pair of curved canine teeth on the lower jaw.
Image taken on the top of the Monique Bommie dive site which is part of the Great Deatched Reef system in far north Queensland in Australia. A bommie is basically a sea mound or sea pinnacle.
Detached Reef's in this remote area are named as they are near - but not directly attached to the Great Barrier Reef system.

· Date: Tue February 14, 2006 · Reference ID: /22005-12-01-12-17-55 · Views: 4216 ·
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Large Crinoid on a Coral Reef - Comantheria briareus
Paul Osmond

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