Mandarin Dragonet

Synchiropus splendidus
Poisonous if eaten, this species is a beautiful combination of green, orange, blue and purple, showing that beauty can be dangerous in nature.

Range: Pacific.

Conservation Status: Due to over-collection, the population of the mandarin dragonet is considered a matter of concern.

Did you know?
This species is a reef dweller and has a greatly elongated spine that it displays to any males that may be in the area.