The Forceps fish (Forcipiger flavissimus )

This beautiful Butterflyfish, sometimes called a Longnose Butterflyfish, is a very rare visitor to Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve. I have only ever since it twice in Sydney but on this dive I found two swimming amongst the rocks. They only ever seem to appear just before the onset of winter, before the water temperature gets too cold for them (below 20 degrees). They are tropical visitors and Sydney is pretty much the limit of their range

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