Territorial display by two lancer dragonet fish

Bony Fishes: Osteichthyes, Dragonets: Callionymidae, Fishes, Marine Life, behavior, copyrighted, horizontal, lancer dragonet: Paradiplogrammus bairdi, landscape, male, marine, ocean, territorial, underwater, underwater photo

These male lancer dragonet fish, no bigger than two inches, scurry along the ocean floor in search of a mate. When two males encounter each other they will put on a territorial display, blushing in bright colors and extending their fins.