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11-01-03_ Kiss Kiss (mating mandarinfish) _IMG_1070.jpg
The nightly mating dance of mandarinfish (mandarin dragonet) begins near the rubble bottom, when the female consenting to be approached cheek-to-cheek by the smaller male.  Swimming cheek-to-cheek, the pair circle and rise a few inches, then release and part.  (Photo from the Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.)

The nightly mating dance of mandarinfish (mandarin dragonet) begins near the rubble bottom, when the female consenting to be approached cheek-to-cheek by the smaller male. Swimming cheek-to-cheek, the pair circle and rise a few inches, then release and part. (Photo from the Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.)

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