UBC Institute of Fisheries Field Records

UBC Institute of Fisheries Field Record B.C. 65-604

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The fish is Siphamia zaribae (described by Whitley, 1959), lives in close association with the sea urchin Diadema setosa. The sea urchin and the fish are exactly the same color. The body of the sea urchin is the size of a tennis ball but the spines are 3-6" long and quite thick in number. All fish were collected from between the spines of this particular sea urchin, the only place where they have been found, it seems

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