The Parapercis hexophthalma

73322051_2276344069273697_8381882678214918144_oPerching on sand and rubble
Patiently watching nearby divers
Unflinching even when approached

Swimming away only when disturbed
But refusing to give up their territory
Males always return, undeterred

A small harem of females, males defend
And though there may only be one male
Females will become males in the end

Speckled Sandperch (Parapercis hexophthalma)

©Roxanne Valdestamon

#BeGREENandGREAT #FaunaofElNido #SandPerch

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