These brilliant red fish sport from 4 to 9 electric-blue bars, which set them apart from anything else on the reef. Abundant in Southern California, these small fish (3/4 - 2 inches) live in rocky areas and dart for cover if approached too closely. They are far less skittish than their relative, the Zebra Goby ; thus, they are much easier to photograph.
Lens: 60mm macro
Location: San Clement Island, CA
©1998 Garry McCarthy