From the Flickr Commons: This delightful set of fish specimen photographs from the (deep breath) Division of Fishes of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. The one pictured here is the Gramma loreto, Adult (Royal Gramma).
Not only are these fish wonderful to look at, they have excellent names as well. There's the Puddingwife Wrasse, the Puffcheek Blenny, the Threeline Basslet, and the Schoolmaster Snapper, to name a few.
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This post is part of NaBloPoMo for July 2009.