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The Synchiropus splendidus, or better known as the Mandarin Fish gets it's name from its extremely vivid colouration, evoking the robes of an Imperial Chinese mandarin.
The Clown Triggerfish at Kelly Tarlton's is very aggressive and will eat almost anything we put into the tank, including our fingers if we were not careful! Often seen when swimming around pacific islands, this aggressive fish has a bad reputation for biting the fingers and toes of divers and snorkelers! This fish has a beautiful and unique coloration. The ventral surface has large, white spots on a dark background, and its dorsal surface has black spots on yellow. Like a circus clowns painted red lips, the clown triggerfish has bright yellow coloured lips, hence how its name was chosen.